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“Union J” Supports Armed Forces Day and the Royal British Legion

AFD Union J - Jun 13Last week I enjoyed taking some time out of my usual daily work to facilitate some filming for the Royal British Legion with the X-Factor finalists Union J. They are four lads who were put together as a foursome from the original group “Triple J” (Josh Cuthbert, Jaymi Hensley, and JJ Hamblett) and soloist George Shelley. They immediately gelled and made it through to the live finals of X-Factor.

The Legion had obtained their agreement to film a short clip to promote their summer campaign of Poppy Picnics and I was approached to host them at RAF Northolt and arrange for some RAF families to be part of the film clip. While they were on the base I also arranged for them to pose with the Armed Forces Day flag in front of our Hurricane gate guardian (left). I don’t usually get into photos myself but it was short notice and we needed some people in RAF uniform!

Armed Forces Day this year is on Saturday 29 June. In Reading we will be having a fun time in the Forbury Gardens between 1200 noon and 5pm. If you live in the area do come down and enjoy a great afternoon out supporting our forces.

Later in the year I expect to be helping the Royal British Legion launch their national poppy appeal campaign. I won’t reveal any details now but it sounds like a really amazing event they are planning.

Below is the video clip we filmed (partly at RAF Northolt) last Friday:

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June 21, 2013 - Posted by | Defence

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