28 October 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
The Club will pay its respects to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in armed conflict at tomorrow’s match with Leicester City at the Lane.
As we enter this period of Remembrance 100 Years on from the Battle of the Somme – to this day still the bloodiest battle in British military history – we shall observe a Minute’s Silence prior to kick-off, during which the Last Post will be played by a Trumpeter of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.
We should like to remind fans to please be respectful of this if entering the stadium close to kick-off. Please also note that the period of silence will start and end on the referee’s whistle – not the end of the Last Post.
Serving members of our Armed Forces Spurs Official Supporters’ Club, representing the Royal Navy, Army, including the Queen’s Own Gurkha Logistic Regiment, and Royal Air Force will be present at the match and form a ‘Guard of Honour’ before the teams enter the field of play.
Armed Forces Spurs is the Official Spurs Supporters' Club for serving and former members of the British Armed Forces and over the past year has almost doubled in the number of active members, with 200 supporters currently registered.
Initially formed in Afghanistan in November, 2012, by a small band of Spurs fans serving in the RAF, the Supporters’ Club now encompasses all UK service personnel worldwide.
Tomorrow’s match has been dedicated to supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Poppies will be available from Poppy Sellers present at the game and we encourage fans to make a donation.
A special edition Tottenham Hotspur Poppy Pin Badge will also be available in all matchday stores for a minimum donation of £3 to the Legion. You can order your Pin Badge online here.
Meanwhile, our Poppy Wall will be situated within the walkway outside the North Stand, formerly Paxton Road, before and after the 3pm kick-off for fans wishing to pay their respects.
The Wall has become a regular feature at the Lane during the time of Remembrance and is a place where fans, players, staff and visitors to the stadium are invited to make a donation to the Royal British Legion for a poppy and pin it to the Wall to remember our fallen heroes.
The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Service charity, providing practical care, advice and support to serving members of the Armed Forces, veterans of all ages and their families.
For more information, visit britishlegion.org.uk