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Dons hold seventh Armed Forces Day at stadiummk

24 November 2015

The Club held its seventh annual Armed Forces Day during Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Fulham at stadiummk.

A number of activities took place prior to kick-off and at half-time, while serving members of the armed forces were able to attend the game for FREE with discounts for their family and friends as well as veterans.

There were stalls and attractions outside stadiummk, providing supporters which a chance to learn more about the important work carried out by the country’s servicemen and women.

The two sides were then led out of the tunnel by branches from the Royal British Legion, who led a minutes silence to remember those who have given their lives while serving their country as well as those who were lost in the recent Paris attacks.

At the interval, the stadiummk crowd were treated to a military parade around the pitch from the following units:

24th Webber Platoon, 678 Rifles, ATC 2332 Squadron – Bletchley Park, Fishermead Residents Association, Ghurkhas, Milton Keynes Sea Cadets, MK Pipers, MKDSA, MOTHS, RAF Henlow, RAF Bletchley, RBL Bradwell & District Branch and New Bradwell Woman’s Section, RBL Jubilee, RBL Leighton Buzzard, RBL Towcester, Royal Logistics Corp Oxfordshire Hussars, Royal Green Jackets, Salvation Army.

Lt. Col Simon Wilkinson, Lt. Col Rob Olney and High Sheriff Francesca Skelton received the half-time salute.

As part of the Big Day, the Club also supported the charity Combat Stress with a bucket collection and a signed shirt auction that raised £890.48.

Combat Stress is the UK’s leading veteran’s mental health charity, who support over 6,000 veterans aged from 18 to 97. They provide a vital lifeline for suffering men, women and their families and the treatment and support are always free of charge.

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