Remembrance Ceremony Details for Saturday 13th November v Grimsby Town

As the Grimsby Town fixture is our chosen Remembrance Day game, we would like to advise supporters to arrive early for official proceedings for this game, as we will recognise those who have fallen for us with a Remembrance Ceremony that will start from 2:30pm.

These proceedings will be assisted by Gordon’s School, with the Gordon`s School Pipe Band playing for the first time at one of our Remembrance Day matches.

Everyone at the club is extremely grateful to Gordon’s School for their continued support, having already supported the club with our new training facility and now the performance for our Remembrance Match too.

Gordon’s School themselves has historical military connection and you can click HERE for more information on this history too.

The pre-match ceremony for our Armistice Fixture against Grimsby Town is planned as follows:

14:25 – Spectators are encouraged to take their position where possible.

14:30  – Gordon’s School Pipe and drum band performance on the pitch.

14:45 – Cadets and Standard Bearers muster for parade on the side of the pitch.

14:50 – Cadets line up for guard of honour. Standards form up for march on.

14:52 – Standards lead players through guard.

14:53 – Players form up as usual and break off – Standards form up on centre circle.

14:54 – Referee Calls in Players to centre circle and captains lay wreaths on centre circle.

14:55 – Words from Club Chaplain Mike Pusey ends with:

They shall grow not old as we that are left grow old, age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. 

“At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.”

14:57 – Bugler plays Last Post

One minute silence timed by bugler (or teacher)

Bugler plays Reveille

Club Chaplain Mike Pusey says:

“When you go home tell them of us and say for your tomorrows we gave our today.”

After Padre say this, the Referee blows whistle and takes control – Players break off.

14:59 – Ball Boys march off and take up positions, Standards march off, Band march off

15:00 – Kick-off

(Ball boys/girls are being supplied by the Combined Cadet Force from Ash Manor School).

Following this, we will then complete our pre-match proceedings with the Bugler on the day playing the Last Post, followed by a minute’s silence and Reveille ahead of the game.