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Armed Forces Day 2024

14 March 2024

Club News

Armed Forces Day 2024

14 March 2024

Shrewsbury Town will honour those in the armed forces before and during our League One clash with Carlisle on Saturday.

Our tenth annual Armed Forces matchday has been officially cleared for take-off and will see hundreds of military personnel attend and watch the game.

Last year the event saw astronaut Tim Peake land a helicopter in the centre circle and deliver the match ball.

Following the tradition, this year's matchday ball will be delivered to Croud Meadow by a Juno helicopter from Number 1 Flying Training School based at RAF Shawbury.

The event is hosted and organised by Shrewsbury Town Foundation, Shrewsbury Town Football Club and the Shropshire Council Armed Forces Covenant team.

Shropshire Council's Armed Forces champion, Councillor Kirstie Hurst-Knight said: “We are now staging our tenth annual Armed Forces matchday and they continue to grow in popularity.

"It is something we look forward to each year and we know is eagerly anticipated by our local Armed Forces community.

“The matches bring people together through their love of sport and support for Shrewsbury Town and are an excellent opportunity for people to learn more about the Armed Forces, what they do and how they serve.

"For the Armed Forces community itself the match is always eagerly anticipated and very well attended.”

As in previous years, there will be a host of military-orientated activities going on around the ground.

A 'military village' will be set up just outside the FanZone where fans can speak to armed forces personnel and get an understanding of some of the equipment they use.

Also in attendance will be the local Army Careers Centre for anyone interested in regular service.

The newly formed Cadet Bligny Band & Bugles will also be performing pre-match and during the half-time interval and there will be a climbing wall and games to test your reactions - with all activities free.

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