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Giant poppy sculpture unveiled at Waterloo Station

A giant poppy installation has been unveiled on the concourse of Waterloo Station as part of London Poppy Day.

The Royal British Legion's London Poppy Day was held on Thursday as part of the build-up to Remembrance Sunday on 8 November and Armistice Day on Wednesday 11 November.

The giant poppy installation at Waterloo Station has been donated by Interserve, the company which holds the cleaning contract for the mainline station.

On Thursday Waterloo Station also hosted performances by a Gurkha band and combat demonstrations by Royal Marines.

The nearby Union Jack Club provided a base for the service personnel taking part in Thursday's events at Waterloo.

Earlier this week Mayor of London Boris Johnson took part in a tug of war in Potters Fields Park to promote London Poppy Day.

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