Aldershot Town and Bradford City will both mark Remembrance Sunday this weekend, by donating tickets to local Armed Forces personnel and wearing special shirts adorned with the Royal British Legion’s iconic poppy.
Both clubs have donated 100 tickets to personnel based in Aldershot Garrison and Yorkshire, including 27 Regt Royal Logistic Corps, 10 Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Corps and 1 Bn Scots Guards, all of whom are based in Aldershot.
A two-minute’s silence will precede the 2pm kick-off, which will be heralded by the arrival of standard bearers representing the Armed Forces, an address by Shots Club Chaplain, Rev Mike Pusey, and the playing of the Last Post by a single bugler.
The match will also be attended by Aldershot Garrison Commander, Colonel Nigel MacGregor, and the Garrison Sergeant-Major, WO1 Tom McCabe, as well as Normandy Veteran Lewis Trinder, and Michael Mills, Secretary of the Aldershot Branch of the Royal British Legion.
Supporters are asked to take their places in the stadium by 1.50pm to pay their respects.
The special poppy shirts, which will also be worn in Wednesday’s National League game against Lincoln City, will then be auctioned off. Details of how to bid will follow shortly.