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13 November 2016

Commemorative activities took place before Saturday's Northampton Town fixture

To coincide with Remembrance Day, Gillingham Football Club paid tribute to those men and women who have sacrificed themselves to protect our freedoms ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League One match against Northampton Town.

The visit of the Cobblers came one day before Remembrance Sunday, when the nation honours those who have fallen in conflict.  As a result, we invited personnel from the Royal Engineers in Brompton to lead the two sides onto the pitch before kick-off. 

After the two captains, Gillingham's Josh Wright and Town's Marc Richards, laid remembrance wreaths in the centre spot, the 17th Tonbridge Scout & Girl Band performed The Last Post. That was followed by a minutes’ silence immediately before kick-off; Gills players also wore poppies on their shirts for this fixture. 

Gillingham Football Club thanks both sets of supporters for the respect they showed throughout our Remembrance service, in particular the impeccably-observed minutes' silence.

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