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POPPY APPEAL: Local veterans to launch this year's appeal

Members of King's Own Royal Border Regiment to grace Brunton Park this weekend

24 October 2018

Carlisle United Football Club are proud to welcome veteran soldiers of the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment and The Duke Of Lancaster’s Regiment this weekend as they help us to launch the 2018 British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The veterans first attended Brunton Park as guests of the club in October 2016, and they will once again form a guard of honour as the teams walk out to take to the field of play. 

Two nominated veterans will then deliver the match ball to the centre circle and will feature the pre-match line up phootographs as part of the launch.

Please note - the minute's silence will take place at the Newport County home game, as 100 years since the ending of World War 1 is remembered.

This coming weekend [the Yeovil game] is a joint celebration of the official KORBR Regimental Day and the launch of the Poppy Appeal.  

Veterans and soldiers from our local regiments will gather in Carlisle on Saturday to celebrate Arroyo Day [the KORBR Regimental Day]. They will be joined by a further 100 plus veterans, soldiers and family members who will travel from all over the United Kingdom. 

It’s interesting to note that 1 Battalion of the Regiment was one of the most used through over 30 years of troubles in Northern Ireland, and many of the soldiers on parade on Saturday have covered multiple tours of duty in the Province. Members also saw service in Aden, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan. 

Click HERE to read more about the Regiment and click HERE to read more about Arroyo Day. 

As stated above, as well as the Arroyo Day celebrations, the veterans and soldiers are helping the club to launch this season’s Poppy Appeal. 

This year, The Royal British Legion is saying thank you to all those who served, sacrificed and changed our world between 1918 and 2018. 

For many people, Remembrance is associated with the fallen of the First and Second World Wars. While we will always remember them, the Legion wants to raise awareness of a new generation of veterans and Service personnel that need support. 

Click HERE to read more about this year’s British Legion Poppy Appeal. 

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