World famous author to take part in Molineux commemorations
Tomorrow’s visit of Derby County is Wolves’ annual Remembrance fixture, where supporters are invited to join in paying tribute to the fallen.
This year Wolves are supported by the 103rd Royal Artillery, 4th Mercian Regiment, Royal Yeomanry and the RAF School of Physical Training Instructors from RAF Cosford who will provide the Guard of Honour when the players emerge from the tunnel ahead of the 12.30pm kick off.
Wolves are also extremely honoured to have world renowned author Frederick Forsyth here to recite a poem entitled ‘Fallen Soldier’ which he has penned for the Remembrance. Also present at Molineux will be Melissa Alder,a soprano with the Royal Opera House, whose powerful rendition of the poem will also be heard this afternoon, the words having been put to music by Gareth Ellis Williams.
The silence before kick off will be broken by the Last Post, played by bugler and former RAF Sergeant Brian Hughes.
Both team captains will lay a wreath behind each goalmouth before kick off.
The teams will not be wearing their special ‘Poppy Shirts’ until the trip to Preston on November 19th, in line with EFL guidance. Those shirts will then be auctioned off via league sponsors Sky Bet to raise money for the Royal British Legion. More details to follow closer to the date.
Fans are also invited to donate items for the Shoebox Appeal for deployed members of the Military via the Derby-based charity – shoeboxesforourheroes.uk These items can be donated at Wolfie’s Den from 10.30am, with junior fans welcome to come along and help pack the shoeboxes. Click here for more details.
This year’s remembrance commemorations across the EFL are paying particular tribute to those who lost their lives in the Battle of the Somme, which took place 100 years ago.
PICTURED: Wolves fan Clive Smith, who lost both of his legs whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2010, popped to the Compton Park training ground yesterday to meet up with the players and help promote this year’s Poppy Appeal. Clive is a regular and passionate supporter of the club’s work with the military and Remembrance commemorations.