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Pompey Remembers

Club will mark 101st anniversary of the Armistice

25 October 2019


Ahead of the League One fixture against Oxford on Saturday, November 2 (3pm kick-off), Pompey will pay tribute to those who have served their country.

This year is the 101st anniversary of Armistice Day, with November 11 1918 marking the official end of the First World War.

The club will welcome veterans, Gurkhas and standard bearers on the side of the pitch from approximately 2.45pm.

The latter will form a guard of honour to welcome the teams onto the pitch, where a special Remembrance coin will be used for the 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 a representative from the Armed Forces Supporters’ Club.

The Last Post will then be played by buglers from the Royal Marine Band School, 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.

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