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    Remembrance Activity 

    Saturday, November 07, 2015 5:48:59 AM

    Rangers will commemorate Remembrance Day at the match against Alloa Athletic at Ibrox on Saturday, 7 November with a minute’s silence before kick-off in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Veterans as well as representatives from each of the services, Erskine, Poppyscotland and Rangers Football Club will attend a wreath laying ceremony at the John Greig Statue at Ibrox before the game and two veterans will lead the teams out prior to kick-off. The Rangers first team will wear special poppy strips as a mark of respect and there will be a card display in the Sandy Jardine Stand. The Rangers Charity Foundation will also host a can collection at the game in aid of Poppyscotland, a charity which supports ex-servicemen and women and their families. Poppyscotland provides life-changing support for the Armed Forces community, reaching out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need, offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding. Rangers Manager Mark Warburton commented: “This is our opportunity to remember those who lost their lives in the service of our country and as a Club we will be proud to come together and pay our respects at Ibrox on Saturday.” Fraser Bedwell, Head of Marketing and Commercial Services from Poppyscotland commented: “Poppyscotland is once again very grateful to Rangers Football Club for its support of the Scottish Poppy Appeal. We rely on public donations to continue our vital work and Saturday’s collection will make a life-changing difference to those in the Armed Forces community who urgently need our help.”

    Remembrance Activity
    • A minutes silence will be held prior to kick-off marked at either side of the minute by the firing of a military gun.
    • Military personnel will also place a large poppy on the centre circle (and remove it at the end of the minutes silence).
    • Two veterans from Erskine will lead out both teams.
    • The teams should observe the minutes silence by forming a line-up around the 10 yard circle from the centre circle.
    Running Order
    2.53 Four Military Personnel exit the tunnel with large Poppy and march to the centre circle. The Poppy will be placed on the Centre Circle and military personnel will stand at ease behind it.
    2.56 Teams enter and Match Official enter the field, led by veterans
    • Usual team line up and handshake to take place
    • Match Official and team captains photo with mascots
    • Mascots leave the pitch
    • Teams and match officials form tribute positions around 10 yard circle from the centre circle
    2.58 Artillery gun will fire to mark start of the minute silence
    2.59 Artillery gun will fire to mark
    • Military personnel will immediately remove the large poppy from the centre circle and leave the field.

    Managers Corner