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Tickets available for the annual Remembrance Match day at Shrewsbury Town FC

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Tickets are now available for the Armed Forces community wanting to attend the annual Remembrance Match day at Shrewsbury Town FC.

This year’s match will be on Saturday 11 November 2023, and is between Shrewsbury Town and Reading with a 3pm kick off.

Hosted and organised by Shrewsbury Town in the Community, The Royal British Legion and Shropshire Council’s Armed Forces Covenant team, the annual Remembrance Match day highlights the contribution our Armed Forces past and present have made over many years. It’s also an opportunity for the supporters of both Shrewsbury Town and Reading to pay their respects.

Any serving personnel or veterans attending the match can pop into the community hub for a brew and a chat before heading into the stadium. The community hub will be open from 1.30pm.

The act of remembrance takes place at 2.45pm, with wreaths pitch side by Group Captain Andy Baron, Station Commander RAF Shawbury a,nd representatives from Shrewsbury Town FC and Reading FC.

Ian Nellins, Shropshire Council’s deputy Leader, and Armed Forces Covenant champion, said:-

“This remembrance event is always well attended, and I am again impressed with the commitment shown by Shrewsbury Town FC and its supporters.

“I know serving personnel and veterans appreciate the event, and it means a great deal to the Armed Forces community that their sacrifice is recognised in such a way.”

A spokesperson for Shrewsbury Town FC added:-

“Shrewsbury Town FC have rightly supported matchday remembrance events for many years and they are always well received by our supporters. It’s a time for us to reflect and remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to allow us to live as we do today.”

Serving personnel can obtain a ticket by emailing tickets@shrewsburytown.co.uk or by calling the ticket office on 01743 273943. Veterans wanting a ticket should email safcc@shropshire.gov.uk

This year The Royal British Legion’s poppies will be plastic-free, and people who donate to the appeal are reminded they are supporting The Legion’s work to support the Armed Forces community all year round.