Remembrance Day Activity At Boston Game

We’re delighted to confirm that 8th Battalion The Rifles will once again return to The Brewery Field on Saturday as part of our activity in the lead-up to Remembrance Day. 

Spennymoor Town and Boston United players, staff and supporters will unite ahead of kick-off in this weekend’s National League North fixture to honour and remember those who served and sacrificed for our country. 

As part of our commemorations, the Club is once again pleased to offer FREE entry to Saturday’s game for all service personnel on production of their military identification, while entry will be reduced to £5 for Veterans. 

Moors’ Managing Director Ian Geldard will join Major Bob Towers and officials from Boston United in laying wreaths in the centre circle before the playing of The Last Post which will mark the start of a two-minute period of silence. 

“We’ve developed an excellent relationship with 8 Rifles in recent years and we are honoured to have them joining us again on Saturday,” said Geldard. 

“This is always an extremely poignant time of the year, and we feel privileged to be able to give our supporters and those joining us from Boston an opportunity to show their respects to those who have given so much. 

“As ever, we would politely ask all fans to take up their positions in the stadium a little earlier than usual on Saturday in order to play a full part in the Club’s commemorations.” 

The Rifles was formed in February 2007 through an amalgamation of Light Infantry and Rifle Regiments, including the Durham Light Infantry, and is the largest infantry regiment in the British Army. 

The 8th Battalion is the newest in the British Army Reserve having been formed five years ago, with headquarters in Bishop Auckland and outstations in Durham and Sunderland, as well as in Yorkshire and Shropshire. 

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