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Remembrance Fixture | Barnsley

11 November 2022

Club News

Remembrance Fixture | Barnsley

11 November 2022

Shrewsbury Town will be honouring armed forces past and present at our home game against Barnsley.

Michael Duff's side head to Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow, the day before Remembrance Sunday.

Ahead of the game we will be honouring the sacrifices made by servicemen and women from across the United Kingdom.

Players, coaching staff and match officials will emerge from the tunnel slightly earlier than usual before forming around the centre circle.

Wreaths will then be laid by Brian Davies, Richard Roberts and Group Captain Philip Wadlow.

Brian joined the Royal Navy at the age of 15 in 1963 and, among other things, spent 17 years on Submarines providing the country with a nuclear deterrent. He retired in 1988.

Richard served in the army for 33 years with the Welsh Guards, The Royal Signals & The Adjutant General Corps. He is now a volunteer for the Armed Forces Outreach Project and The Royal British Legion Poppy appeal.

Group Captain Philip Wadlow is the Station Commander at RAF Shawbury. A helicopter pilot by profession, he has served on exercise and deployments in many parts of the world.

Following the laying of the wreaths, the Last Post will be played. There will then be a one-minute silence that will begin and end on the referee's whistle.

During the game, players will wear shirts with a poppy on the front. There is also a poppy on the cover of the matchday programme.


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