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Remembrance: RBL Takes To Streets Across Britain

They're out in force across Britain, and serious about spreading awareness of remembrance. With events taking place from Covent Garden to...

They're out in force across Britain, and serious about spreading awareness of remembrance.
 
With events taking place from Covent Garden to Canary Wharf, to Warminster (see below), the Royal Britain Legion were armed with their poppies.
 
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Today's London activity is the largest one-day street collection of its kind in the UK, and to kick the day off, collectors and supporters gathered in Covent Garden before heading to over 70 tube and railway stations across London.
 
The collection lasts from 7am to 7pm today and military personnel as well as veterans and supporters of the Royal British Legion are all collecting.
 
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They have a £1 million target, an ambitious goal to be sure, but the Royal British Legion think it's possible.
 
Activities will continue into the evening, including abseiling, live bands and celebrity announcements, and finishing with live performances in Covent Garden.
 
Meanwhile, in Warminster, Wiltshire, 4,000 knitted poppies have been draped from a chapel to mark Armistice Day.
 
 
Volunteers spent months hand-stitching the poppies now adorning the side of St Lawrence Chapel in Warminster. 
 
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The impressive display was the brainchild of the Royal British Legion's poppy appeal organiser for Warminster, Lesley Fudge.
 
The town has a long and proud military history and is currently home to 1st Battalion, the Yorkshire Regiment. 
 
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Its high street is adorned with the red poppies and so too, the town's memorial benches - the poppies there are marked with the names of all the soldiers who lost their lives in Afghanistan. 
 
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Warminster’s soldiers will parade through its streets on Remembrance Sunday, and the poppy cascade will be open to the public until Christmas.
 
Edinburgh, meanwhile, has also held a mass day of collections for the Scottish Poppy Appeal. 
 
 
Fundraisers took over St Andrews Square, in the city centre, for an open air concert. 
 
It was a real musical affair, with performances spanning across two hours.