Gallery: The Saturdays launch Poppy Appeal

POP sensations The Saturdays were in East Anglia today to launch the 2010 Poppy Appeal.

The sexy singers joined the The Royal British Legion’s extreme human flight display team at a concert and event for the families of 16 Air Assault Brigade.

The concert, at Colchester Garrison, was exclusively for the families of the men and women currently on operations in Afghanistan and featured video messages from personnel for those watching back home. Rachel Fox, a mother-of-three from Colchester, was one of the lucky ones to get an “e-bluey” message on the big screen from her husband Corporal Lee Fox.

The 25-year-old flashed up with his message of love to his wife and their children, Bailey, seven, Harvey, three and little Casey who is Just 16 weeks old.

Rachel said: “I was quite nervous as he told me he had been growing a moustache so I did not know what to expect.

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“We have spoken quite a lot but then a lot of the time the phone will just cut out.

“He has said he is busy and that is about all I get from him.”

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She said the hardest part of the soldiers being away tended to be later in the tours when they get into the final stretch.

This year’s appeal aims to raise �36million and the Saturdays told they delighted crowd they would do all they could to help the appeal hit its target.

There was also a spectacular display from the Legion’s extreme human flight team - Jump4Heroes - who tried to land atthe site where the first multi-million pound Personnel Recovery Centre will be built.

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