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Rovers remember

17 November 2016

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At Saturday’s game against Brentford, Rovers will pay tribute to fallen servicemen and women as part of the Remembrance Day commemorations and First World War centenary.

This weekend marks the centenary of the Battle of the Somme - one of the defining and most brutal battles of the First World War - which ended 100 years ago on November 18th 1916.
Representatives of the 4th Battalion The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, 42nd Infantry Brigade, Cadet Forces and the Royal British Legion will be special guests of the club and will perform a pre-match tribute to remember and honour those that made the ultimate sacrifice whilst serving their country in conflict.
As a mark of respect, both managers will lay wreaths in the centre circle and a minute’s silence will take place prior to kick-off, during which the Last Post will be played.
Rovers will also wear specially embroidered poppy shirts, which will then be auctioned to raise valuable funds and aid the fantastic work the British Legion does by supporting members of the Royal Navy, British Army, Royal Air Force, veterans and their families all year round.
Outside the stadium, there will be an Army recruitment tent and climbing wall, whilst supporters can enjoy entertainment from vocal harmony group The Sparkle Sisters, who will be performing in the Fosters FanZone.

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