The Valley set to celebrate Armed Forces Day on Sunday

Sunday’s game against Preston North End will be a dedicated Armed Forces Day at The Valley.

As part of the club’s annual remembrance, Charlton’s players will be wearing poppies on their shirts and the Royal British Legion will be accepting donations outside the ground where supporters can pick up their poppies, pin badges and wristbands.

At 10.45am, there will be a short memorial service to remember those who have given up their lives for their country, including those connected to the club, led by Club Chaplain Matt Baker, at the memorial plaque situated next to the Sam Bartram statue outside the West Stand. 

Meanwhile, representatives from Woolwich Barracks including soldiers from the Military Provost Guard Service, King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, Rifles and Army Recruiting Team will join players from both sides as they emerge from the tunnel, while a wreath will be placed on the centre-circle ahead of a period of silence which will also see a bugler from the Royal Artillery perform the Last Post, to mark Armistice Day on November 11th. 

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