A number of events will be taking place at Saturday’s game with Grimsby Town in acknowledgement of Remembrance Day.
The Royal Marines from the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone will be running a short combat display on the pitch as soon as the players finish warming-up.
A number of wreaths will be laid in front of the IP Office stand by a representative from both clubs, The Royal British Legion, The Royal Marines, a Grimsby Town supporter and an Exeter City supporter.
On behalf of Exeter City supporters, IP Office Main Stand season ticket holder Richard Norris, who served in the Royal Navy as an apprentice artificer from 16 and was a commissioned officer in the Royal Air Force will be laying a wreath. He will be joined by 12-year-old Jack, who would like to pay tribute to all those who gave their today, for our tomorrow. Thank you for all the applications we received.
Kevin Jeffery, the Royal British Legion County Chairman will then orate the Exhortaton, followed by a Bugler sounding the last post, which will lead into the minutes silence which will begin and end on the referees whistle.
The bucket collection will go to the Royal British Legion and remembrance Poppies will be available around the ground.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, marks the 99th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War. Exeter City, despite only being in its formative years when the conflict broke out in 1914, suffered losses and heartache similar to those of felt by many other football clubs and communities around the country.
City players Frederick Bailey, Spencer Bassett, Joseph Bulcock, Edwin Clark, Arthur Evans, Frederick Hunt, William Kirby, Evelyn Lintott, John Webb, George White and Percival Worner, William Stoneman and Leonard Turner all lost their lives fighting for their country in the First World War, while chairman Frederick Hunter and players Albert Potter, Kenneth Halliday, Maurice Lock, Hiley Bamsey, and Ralph Shields perished during the Second World War from 1939 to 1945.
They all paid the ultimate sacrifice and we, as a football club, will always remember them.
Exeter City is also pleased to welcome any serving member of the armed forces free of charge in to today’s match. To take advantage of this offer, please bring ID or turn up in uniform and head to the Ticket Booth in Red Square to collect your ticket.