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John Jenkins Tribute In Ipswich Programme

Looking back on the eventful life of a national hero

20 December 2019

Pompey v Ipswich programme

Pompey were left in mourning when the news came through on Tuesday about the sad death of John Jenkins MBE.

The club stalwart packed plenty into his 100 years, including taking part in the Normandy landings in 1944 and then playing a key role in the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of D-Day last summer.

So it is only fitting that Jenkins graces the front of the official matchday magazine for Saturday’s League One match against Ipswich.

There is a tribute to him inside the programme, as well as obituaries for former Pompey player Ron Saunders and ex-Blues boss Jim Smith.

Also in issue 17, Pompey stars reveal their favourite festive gifts, while Ross McCrorie selects his dream Christmas dinner guests.

We take an extensive look at Ipswich, while there are exclusive columns from chief executive Mark Catlin, manager Kenny Jackett, skipper Tom Naylor and broadcaster Ian Darke.

All this and much, much more can be found in a packed 84 pages, with the programme priced just £3.

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