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Armistice Day: Island marks 102 years on from the end of WWI

Record poppy campaign for IoM veteran

Today people around the Island are marking Armistice Day, 102 years on from the end of the First World War.

It's also been a record breaking year for some of those selling poppies.

At 87 years of age, Royal Navy Veteran Henry De Silva, also known as the 'Poppy Man of Andreas', achieved his personal best, raising over £1,200 for the Royal British Legion.

He extended his sincere thanks to those in the Andreas area who contributed.

Mr De Silva says he hopes to keep campaigning until he's 100, while keeping this thought in mind:


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