Getting behind our boys: Pixie Lott turns soldier for the day as she heads to an RAF base to launch this year's Poppy Appeal
You're more likely to see her on the
dancefloor than on a training field, but Pixie Lott swapped her
stilettos for Army boots on Wednesday. She
might be known for her upbeat pop songs and nights out, but the young
singer revealed her serious side as an ambassador of the Royal British
Legion. The popstar stopped by RAF Northolt in London to kickstart this year's Poppy Appeal and meet the soldiers and their families.
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One of the boys: Pixie Lott chats to the troops as as she launches this year's Poppy appeal
Wearing a beige mac and a red
tea-dress, Pixie got into the spirit of things by adding a grey beret
and practicing a salute with the soldiers. Chatting the troops, the blonde star seemed to be having a great time as she laughed and joked with everyone The Mama Do star even grabbed a bayonet before watching a demonstration by the Queen's Colour Squadron RAF regiment.
Salute: Pixie gets into the spirit of things by practicing a proper salute with the soldiers
Ambassador: The blonde popstar looks proud to be doing her bit to launch the appeal
Doing it for her family: Pixie's grandad and great-grandad were both served the country in the armed forces
The 21-year-old decided to back
the campaign as her grandad served with the Royal Navy and her
great-grandad was in the Royal Marines Light Infantry.
Sun that she'd had a great day but was surprised by the age of all the troops:'What
struck me the most was how young they all were. It's amazing the
selfless commitment - their bravery is beyond words. That's why I'm
standing shoulder to shoulder with our brave boys and girls.'