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Pompey Remembers

Club will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice tonight

13 November 2018

Pompey Remembers

Pompey will pay tribute to those who have served their country ahead of this evening’s Checkatrade Trophy match against Tottenham U21s at Fratton Park.

This year is the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, with November 11 2018 marking the official end of the First World War.

The club will welcome veterans, cadets and standard bearers on the side of the pitch from approximately 7.30pm.

The latter will form a guard of honour to welcome the teams on to the pitch, where a special Remembrance coin will be used for the coin toss.

A video will be played on the big screen showing D-Day veteran and club stalwart John Jenkins MBE reading the Ode of Remembrance.

Wreaths will be laid on the pitch by both captains and veteran Josh Boggi, who served with 9 Parachute Squadron Royal Engineers, and lost both legs and an arm after stepping on an IED during his third tour to Afghanistan.

The Last Post will then be played by Rufus Miller from the Portsmouth Sea Scouts, during which we ask supporters to observe a minute’s silence.

Pompey’s kits will be embroidered with a poppy, while seats for the game have been donated to Tickets For Troops.

We also ask fans to look out for bucket collectors around the ground, who will be raising money for the Royal British Legion.

Supporters are advised to arrive early tonight when buying or collecting tickets, as queues are expected.

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