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Wearing A Poppy With Pride

Poppy Day 1

12:00am 9th November 2014

A Bridport Royal Navy sailor has been saying why he feels privileged to be able to wear a poppy as part of national Remembrance campaigns.

Chief Petty Officer Phillip Nelson is based in the Middle East working for UK forces help British ships steer clear of potential mines.

He's taking part in the online campaign from the Royal British Legion, PoppySelfie where members of the public and Service personnel can post a photo of themselves and their personal reasons for wearing the poppy.

He said: ""I feel privileged to be able to wear a poppy while serving and in uniform, it humbles me to think of the men and women who lost their life fighting to make the world a better place and the small part that I play in that makes me very proud."

Each day until Remembrance Sunday the Royal Navy is posting a selection of images of sailors to social media to support RBL campaign.

The former George Eliot School pupil has been in the Royal Navy since 1994 and said his favourite job in the Royal Navy as working on board HMS Victory, as he can say the both him and Lord Nelson served on the same ship.

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