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October 31st 2016

Reservists help Notts County pay respects to Armed Forces personnel

Reservists helped Notts County FC with their remembrance commemorations. Pictures courtesy of Notts County FC.

Reservists helped Notts County FC with their remembrance commemorations. Pictures courtesy of Notts County FC.

Reservists from Nottingham helped Notts County FC and thousands of football fans pay their respect to fallen service personnel ahead of Remembrance Day.

Members of 162 Regiment of the Royal Logistic Corps based on Wigman Road in Bilborough attended the football club’s League Two match against Luton Town on Saturday 26 October.

They paraded on the pitch as part of a pre-match ceremony that saw a wreath laid, The Last Post being played and a minute’s silence in memory of fallen service personnel.

Marking Remembrance Day at Notts County. Pictures courtesy of Notts County FC.

Marking Remembrance Day at Notts County. Pictures courtesy of Notts County FC.

A special match ball adorned with poppies was used in the match which ended in a 0-0 draw.

Prior to the match The Royal British Legion were selling poppies and collecting donations to raise funds for The Poppy Appeal.

Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Jenkins, the Commanding Officer of 162 Regiment, said: “It was a very poignant moment to see so many football fans fall silent to remember those who passed away in conflicts.

“Both sets of fans were incredibly generous with their donations that will help those most in need in the Armed Forces community.

“Thanks to Notts County FC for inviting us to attend and for their support for the Armed Forces.”

“It was a very poignant moment to see so many football fans fall silent to remember those who passed away in conflicts."