PLYMOUTH Argyle are joining forces with the Royal Navy to commemorate Armistice Day.The Pilgrims’ management and players will stand shoulder to shoulder with representatives of the senior service before training at Home Park on Tuesday, November 11.
Royal Navy chaplain Ralph Barber will say a prayer before, at 11am, Argyle captain Luke McCormick and a navy counterpart lay a wreath on the centre spot in memory of Westcountry military men and women who have died in the service of their country.
The wreath-laying will be followed by the Last Post and an observance of the traditional two minutes’ silence.
The following Saturday sees the Pilgrims stage their annual Armed Services Day match, when fellow Royal Navy city Portsmouth visit Home Park for the Sky-televised Sky Bet League 2.
Among events planned for the match, which will be attended by dignitaries from all of the armed services, include a first-ever Home Park appearance from the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines, Plymouth, and an eye-catching pre-match tribute from fans of both teams.