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Moors to host Remembrance Day against Alfreton

Spennymoor Town will be welcoming the 8th Battalion Rifles to The Brewery Field for our upcoming home game against Alfreton Town as part of a Remembrance Day ceremony.

Representatives of both clubs will join the players and staff to honour and remember those who served and sacrificed so much.

The club is offering free entry to service personnel on the day on receipt of military ID, with turnstiles opening from 12pm.

Lance Sergeant Jonathan Evans of the Army School of Ceremonial at ITC Catterick will performing The Last Post before a minutes silence is held.

Warrant Officer Daniel Ridley explained the regiments background. He said: “The Rifles was formed on 1st February 2007 by the amalgamation of Light Infantry and Rifle Regiments, including the Durham Light Infantry.

“It is the largest infantry regiment in the British Army, with five regular battalions and three reserve battalions.

“Since then, the regiment has served with distinction on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and more recently in Mali, Sierra Leone and South Sudan. The Rifles have a living history that is second to none – 913 battle honours and 117 Victoria Crosses.

“The 8th Battalion is the newest infantry battalion in the British Army Reserve, formed on 1st November 2017. It is headquartered in Bishop Auckland, with outstations in Durham and Sunderland, as well as in Yorkshire and Shropshire.”

Tickets for the game go online on Monday 1st November at 9am.

You can book your place in the County Durham Lounge now by clicking here.

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