Joss to join Poppy Appeal guard

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Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014 by The News Editor

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Pop star Joss Stone will join armed forces veterans in marking the start of the Poppy Appeal today.

The Super Duper Love singer will be among those keeping guard in shifts during a sunrise-to-sunset vigil at the Cenotaph in central London.

The event has been inspired by images showing the repatriation of the Unknown Soldier in 1920, when guards of the watch kept a vigil by the coffin as a mark of respect.

Stone, who has teamed up with guitar veteran Jeff Beck to record this year’s official Poppy Appeal single, will take part in the first watch.

The duo have recorded a revamped version of the song No Man’s Land (Green Fields Of France), which was originally written by Scottish folk musician Eric Bogle in 1976.

It will be released on November 3, in the week leading up to Remembrance Sunday.

The soul artist will be joined by Pete Dunning, a Legion beneficiary and former Royal Marine Commando who lost both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Members of the public, beneficiaries, and Legion supporters will be on watch throughout the day until sunset at just before 6pm.

Published: Thursday 23rd October 2014 by The News Editor

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