WWI veteran launches Poppy Appeal

The last surviving British soldier to fight in the trenches of World War I is to launch the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in Somerset.

Harry Patch, 110, who was born in Combe Down, Bath, was a plumber by trade before being called up.
He was a private when he fought at the Battle of Passchendaele.

Mr Patch will be on board HMS Somerset at Avonmouth docks to see a Beaver plane drop hundreds of poppies in remembrance of fallen personnel.
There will also be a fly-past by the Army Air Corps Historic Aircraft Flight.

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