thanks Grant, just seen that on Twitter...unfortunately i won't be able to watch because I'll be going to school!
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Is somebody planning to record it? Or can we get it off the website afterwards? Me, I don't even know which channel it is on, I hardly watch TV at all, but it might be that thing that my daughter sometimes watches in the morning with pop stars and things.
Oh I'm sure someone will record it... but it will probably pop up on YT before I am able to upload it.
I will be automatically recording about 8 hours of breakfast and lunchtime TV tomorrow, hoping to catch as much of Hayley as is on either GMTV, BBC or Sky News. If she's on, it will take a while to find extract encode and upload it... even longer if I go up to London for the launch (I'm not yet sure about that as I may be of more use slaving over the recorder and computer...).
Forces sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn is due to be joined by soprano Hayley Westenra to urge people to support troops wounded in Afghanistan and the families of those killed in the conflict by wearing a poppy.
This year's Poppy Appeal is focusing on the help needed by current generation of servicemen and women who have fought in the war-torn country.
For the first time the poster campaign features the image of a coffin being repatriated from Afghanistan.
The two singers, who have both performed for troops of two different generations, will be on Horse Guards Parade in Central London to launch the appeal.
They will be joined by the Regimental Band of the Irish Guards and members of the Queen's Life Guards in full state ceremonial regalia.
The Poppy Appeal posters feature Elizabeth Cross widow Hester Wright, 22, of Mansfield, Nottingham, and her six-year-old son, Josh.
She lost her husband, Drummer Damian Wright of 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment in an explosion in Afghanistan in 2007, and has received help from the Legion.
Lance Corporal Peter Dunning, 24, of the Armoured Support Group Royal Marines and from Wallasey in Merseyside, is also featured.
He lost both legs when the vehicle he was travelling in went over a makeshift mine in Helmand province in May 2008 but is still serving, based at RNAS Yeovilton.
He has received special aids from the Legion to help him with essential day-to-day tasks.
Goodness me, Simon Brown (the young soldier above) must have had someone looking over him. His injury was caused by a bullet wound to the face. An inch or so in a different direction and things could have turned out very differently. What a brave man.
Hayley spoke very well and it's such a good cause she's involved in. She also looks very pretty in her black dress.
That is excellent service from GMTV's Youtube department. Almost a live broadcast to New Zealand. A lot of support for this year's campaign.
Yes full marks for getting it out so quick for those of us who missed it this morning. I'll be wearing my poppy with pride at Salisbury tomorrow, especially as I'll be rubbing shoulders with military top brass !!
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