WE are delighted to be again joining forces on Saturday with the servicemen and women of our great city for the visit of Cambridge United in Sky Bet League Two.
On our 11th Armed Services Day, we celebrate as club and community come together to recognise the important and valued contribution to our lives of the armed forces.
Rear Admiral Will Warrender CBE is our guest of honour and we welcome him and service personnel of all ranks and from all branches of the armed forces to Home Park Stadium for the first Armed Services Day to be held in front of the new Mayflower Grandstand.
As a club that represents a city with a distinguished and long-standing military tradition, we are proud to host Armed Services Day XI and pay tribute to all who serve their country with honour and dignity.
Among the stallholders around Home Park will be Help for Heroes, who are our official charity for Armed Services Day XI. They will be focussing on their 40,000 Strong campaign, representing 40,000 people who have been medically discharged in the last 20 years.
Of the 7,000 veterans living in Plymouth, 2,300 are receiving pensions pertaining to injuries or illnesses attributable to service and are likely to be eligible for support from Help for Heroes, highlighting the importance of local funding.
Other forces-focused organisations who will be present and correct at Armed Services Day XI include: Street Factory dancers; Royal British Legion; China Fleet Club; Veterans Bike Club; Armed Forces Careers Office; Males Allowed; Improving Lives; Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association; Aggie Weston’s; and event sponsors Babcock.
All will be contributing to a fun-filled celebration of Plymouth’s rich history in connection with the services.
Men and women of the armed services, we salute you.