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Remembrance commemorations taking place this weekend

A breakdown of Saturday's timetable for Luton Town game

7 November 2019

Saturday's match at Madejski Stadium will see Reading take on Luton Town, and the game has also been designated as the club's annual Remembrance fixture.

There is a selection of noteworthy events happening around Madejski Stadium before kick-off, and supporters are welcome to pay their respects to the fallen ahead of the game.

STAR Remembrance Service - 1.45pm

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Supporters' Trust at Reading are hosting a service at the Remembrance Wall at 1.45pm, next to the Players' Entrance, adjacent to Gate 1.

Representatives from STAR, Reading FC, the Reading Former Players' Assocation and more will be laying wreaths in memory of those to have passed away in service, including representatives of Reading Football Club, who died in service during the First World War.

The Reading Scottish Pipe Band will be playing at the ceremony, as well as a bugler, who will perform The Last Post.

The Reading Scottish Pipe Band

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The locally based bagpipe troupe will be performing at several points throughout the day on Saturday. At 1pm, they will be performing outside the Fanstore - with supporters welcome.

Following on from their performance at the aforementioned memorial at 1.45pm, the band will be marching around the pitch prior to kick-off and playing at around 2.45pm, with supporters able to watch from their seats as they march along the touchline before the match gets underway.

Act of Remembrance - 2.55pm

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As the teams head onto the pitch before the game, the Act of Remembrance will take place. A rendition of The Last Post will be played, followed by the customary period of silence, as the sound of the bugle fades.

Poppy Appeal charity collections

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Representatives from the Royal British Legion will be based all around Madejski Stadium at the weekend, where you will be able to donate and wear your Poppy with pride on Saturday afternoon.

Poppy shirts

Reading's shirts at the weekend will have a Poppy proudly emblazoned upon them, and the popular annual Poppy Auction will see the Royals sign their one-off shirts, and they will be sold to raise funds for the Royal British Legion.

Details of the auction will be confirmed in due course, where the match-worn and signed shirts will be up for bidding, all in the name of a good cause.


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