People are being encouraged to dig deep for the Royal British Legions Poppy Appeal.It will be the first time for many years that Barnstaple World War Two veteran Walter Norman wont be collecting, following his death last December, aged 92. But despite losing the face of their campaign, RBL Barnstaple branch treasurer Ron Kingdom is still optimistic that they can build on the £14,000 raised in the last five years by collecting at the towns Tesco Extra. Were going to print a picture of Walter, as people will be coming up to ask us where he is, he said. Marking Remembrance Day and collecting for the British Legion is very important indeed. I feel ashamed of the way our government treats our armed forces. Branch president Ken Hartnoll said: Once those who have been injured leave the forces, its up to military charities such as us to support them. Its so good that people want to help us every year. Royal British Legion volunteers will be holding collections at Tesco Extra and Tesco Rose Lane in Barnstaple, plus Sainsburys at Roundswell, up to and including Remembrance Sunday.