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Millwall to mark Remembrance Day this Saturday

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5 November 2021

Millwall’s annual Remembrance Day fixture takes place at The Den on Saturday afternoon as The Lions welcome Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship (kick-off 3pm).

Before the action on the pitch gets underway, the Bugler - Cpl Jake Pugsley of The Rifles - and wreath carriers - Gnr Conor Joe Parker of the 47th Regiment Royal Artillery and Chief Petty Officer Tim ‘Bomber’ Mills of HMS Excellent - will lead the teams out before placing wreaths in the centre circle and taking their positions. Both captains will also carry wreaths.

Two further wreaths will be laid behind the goal at the Cold Blow Lane end before kick-off. These will be laid by Chief Petty Officer Martin ‘Eddie’ Edwards, on behalf of Submariners, and Danny O’Callaghan, in memory of his brother, Private Lee O’Callaghan, the Millwall fan from Bermondsey killed in Iraq in August 2004.

The club is honoured to welcome 40 guests from across the Army and Navy and they will be positioned around the perimeter of the pitch for the pre-match activity.

Both teams and the officials will join the three service personnel who led the teams out around the centre-circle before the PA introduces the Bugler, who will begin the Last Post. Please remain silent throughout.

The referee’s whistle will then mark an end to the commemorations before the match begins.

There will be pre-match collections all around the ground to raise money for the Royal British Legion. There is other Poppy Range merchandise available from the shop - click here to purchase - while other items, including badges, will be available from sellers in the car park and other areas.

The Lions will be wearing poppies on their shirts, which will be auctioned from Saturday, with all monies raised going to the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

Fans are encouraged to arrive and take their seats as early as possible.

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