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Armed Forces Day

10 March 2023

Astronaut Tim Peake will be the guest of honour when Shrewsbury take on Morecambe at Montgomery Waters Meadow tomorrow.

The match against the Shrimpers is our designated Armed Forces Day fixture where we celebrate the work of the military and their bravery. 

This year we are delighted that Colonel Tim Peake will be attending the game. 

And he will arrive in spectacular fashion with the astronaut flying by helicopter onto the Montgomery Waters Meadow pitch before handing over the match ball. 

Back in 2015, Tim famously became the first UK astronaut to visit the International Space Station. In total, he spent six months in space as part of Expeditions 46 and 47. 

Prior to becoming an astronaut, Tim was a helicopter pilot and pilot instructor based at RAF Shawbury. 

Tim will be arriving via helicopter at 2.50pm - with all fans attending the game advised to be in their seats for 2.45pm. 

As part of our Armed Forces Day, there will also be a host of military-orientated activities going on around the ground before kick-off. 

They include a Military Village, which will be set up just outside the FanZone, where fans can speak to military personnel and get an understanding of some of the equipment they use. 


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