Thursday, October 23, 2008

Poppy Appeal launched in Iraq

This year's Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal has been officially launched in Basra.

The annual push to raise money for ex-service personnel and their dependents takes on added poignancy as this year marks the 90th anniversary of the Armistice which brought an end to the First World War.

A special service marked the start of the 2008 appeal. It was held in front of a wall filled with plaques commemorating British servicemen and women killed in Iraq since 2003.

To watch the TV report from Basra on click here

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