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PENICUIK: Glencorse Barracks. Launch of Poppyscotland 90th anniversary appeal with 2SCOTS. ''90 year old Word War II veteran William Walker.

PENICUIK: Glencorse Barracks. Launch of Poppyscotland 90th anniversary appeal with 2SCOTS. ''90 year old Word War II veteran William Walker.

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Serving Midlothian soldiers have helped launch the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

Troops from the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, formed a giant 90 shape to mark the anniversary of the annual November campaign.

The soldiers, based at Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik, were joined by William Walker, a World War Two veteran, in calling for the Scottish public to dig deep to support the appeal.

Mr Walker, who was wounded in Burma in 1943 while serving with the Royal Scots, said: “I was just a lad when I was shot in World War II, and it was a terrifying experience.

“The Scottish Poppy Appeal was there for our boys then, and it is comforting to know that it is still here, helping men and women who are coming back from Afghanistan today with terrible injuries.”