Poppy appeal launch to raise funds for service families

The appeal launch
The appeal launch
Two members of the Portsmouth and Medway Clearance Diving Team at HMS Vernon with the 250lb German bomb which was dredged up at Albert Johnson Quay. On the left LS(D) M O'Learey with some of the high explosive content of the bomb and AB C Carr with the fuse

THIS WEEK IN 1981: Dredger brings up unexploded bomb

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A SHOPPING centre has launched its official Poppy Appeal.

Deputy Mayor Councillor Susan Bayford helped The Royal British Legion to launch the appeal at Fareham Shopping Centre. The appeal raises funds to support servicemen, women, veterans and their families.

Manager at Fareham Shopping Centre Mike Taylor said: ‘This is an amazing, worthy cause.

‘The national Poppy Appeal raises vital money for ex-service people and their dependants.

‘The centre hopes everyone in Fareham will join us in supporting this year’s appeal.’

There will be a two-minute silence held at 11am on Saturday, November 11.