The work of children from 23 Isle of Wight schools, along with crafters from Sandown, and Shanklin's Brownies, is on display at Newport's Quay Arts.

Featuring scores of poppies, it has opened in time for the Isle of Wight to remember those killed in conflict.

Bob Seely MP and councillors Debbie Andre (education lead for the Isle of Wight Council), Ian Dore (Armed Forces champion) and Ian Ward (President of the Royal Marines MA) were among those on hand for the official launch, on Saturday.

A poem was read by the Island's oldest RMA member, Tom Bodman, 89 and a short service was conducted by Reverend Tony Richards.

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Photos by the Royal Marines Association from the opening ceremony, include Bob Seely MP, Cllr Debbie Andre (education lead for the Isle of Wight Council), Cllr Ian Dore (Armed Forces champion), Cllr Ian Ward (President of the Royal Marines MA), Reverend Tony Richards, RMA member Tom Bodman and RMA branch secretary Terry Goodwin, and Danielle Belhomme and Carmen Jepson, who are Level 3 Extended Diploma Art and Design Practice students in Isle of Wight College's Creative Industries department.

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RMA branch secretary Terry Goodwin said: "The quality, hard work and thought the children put into this warms the cockles of your heart.

"It will not only make you smile - it will make your heart smile."

Isle of Wight College students took the lead on creating the final display.

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