Beaming pop star Pixie Lott stands “shoulder to shoulder” with Our Boys and Girls — as she launches this year’s Poppy Appeal.
The singer, 21, kickstarts the annual Royal British Legion charity drive by headlining a free concert today in London’s Trafalgar Square.
But first Pixie paid a visit to London’s RAF Northolt to see forces’ families and was also treated to a demonstration by the Queen’s Colour Squadron RAF regiment.
The star, whose grandad was in the Royal Navy and great-grandad served in The Royal Marines Light Infantry, said: “The lads were all really welcoming and showed me all the kit they use in Afghanistan.
“What struck me the most was how young they all were. It’s amazing the selfless commitment — their bravery is beyond words. That’s why I’m standing shoulder to shoulder with our brave boys and girls.”
The free concert — which starts at midday — also features Alesha Dixon plus the Military Wives Choir and military bands. The official Poppy Appeal single, Landlocked, was also released yesterday.