Soldiers here today are part of 21 Signal Regiment who are a multi-role communications regiment that provides a variety of capabilities. Based in Colerne, they are ready to deploy wherever required and returned from an Operational Tour of Afghanistan last year.
We have long had a strong relationship with the Regiment at Colerne and this has included our youth team being hosted several times for team building and fixtures this season. Today’s guard of honour are all members of the Regimental Football team.
Rovers Chairman, Nick Higgs will lay a wreath on the centre circle and observe a minute’s silence ahead of the 2.00pm kick-off at the Memorial Stadium.
During the tribute the Armed Forces personnel will be joined by a standard bearer and bugler, Corporal Franklin from 1 Rifles, based at Chepstow.
Nick Higgs said: “It is imperative, first and foremost as a football club, for everyone connected with Bristol Rovers to show our respect for the magnificent job and the role that the Armed Forces have in the community.
“We are looking forward to recognising their great contribution and to demonstrate our support and respect for the Armed Forces.”