By Tom Rabagliati: A 22-year old soldier from Stone has made a plea to members of the public to wear a poppy for Remembrance Day.
Private Michael Littleton, who has served in Afghanistan with The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (33rd/76th Foot), believes the bravery of the troops should be recognised.
He said: “A lot of young men have died over the last few years, many of them had families.
“Wearing a poppy doesn’t mean you support the war, it means you support the men who are involved in it.”
Michael served in Afghanistan from May to November 2008 and is going back at the beginning of next year
“I am returning to Afghanistan for my second tour at the start of next year,” he said.
“Of course I am nervous about going back you always are, but you learn to deal with it, you have to.
“In the army you have to grow up fast or you have no chance of a career.”