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Remembrance Fixture: Notts County

11 November 2016

Club To Commemorate Those Who Lost Their Lives In Service Of Their Country

Blackpool Football Club will pays its respects to those who lost their lives at war and in service of their country at the game against Notts County tomorrow.

The Seasiders will join EFL clubs up and down the country in holding a minute's silence prior to kick-off, which will be preceded by The Last Post. 

The club's players will wear shirts carrying the Royal British Legion poppy logo, while captains of both sides will be asked to lay poppy wreaths. 

The two teams will be led out onto the pitch at Bloomfield Road by Sgt. Rick Clement, one of the most severely wounded British soldiers to have ever survived his injuries. 

While on duty in Afghanistan in May 2010, serving in the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, he stepped on an I.E.D (improvised explosive device) and lost both of his legs and suffered massive internal injuries, leading to countless operations. 

However, his own recovery hasn't prevented him from raising countless amounts of money for military charities in the meantime. 

The club has also invited several veterans to the game as special guests.

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