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7 November 2014

Club pays respects with War vets honoured as well in front of bumper crowd at Portman Road

A crowd of close on 22,000 is expected at Portman Road on Saturday as Blues take on Watford in a top six clash.

Season ticket holders have taken advantage of the offer which allows them to purchase up to four additional tickets. They are priced at just £1 for U16s, £8 for seniors, students and U20s and £10 for adults when using a season ticket reference number.

They can be purchased in all areas of the stadium and are available online or in store at Planet Blue now.

The season ticket offer is available until 1.30pm at the Club shop or online. The Club will not be able to offer the discounted price tickets on the turnstiles or in the Ticket Enquiry Centre.

Watford will be backed by a large travelling support but no tickets will be available to away fans on the day of the match.

The game will also see the Club pay respects to those who gave their lives in times of conflict. 

There will be a minute’s silence before kick-off, with the Town players joined on the pitch by 16 members of 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, who are based at Colchester.

One member of the regiment will also lead out the two teams, carrying the matchball.

The Club also welcome six very special guests - former Blues’ player Victor Cook, along with Town fans George Stannard, Arthur Scoffield and his brother Cyril, as well as
Chelsea pensioners Fred Richardson and Derek Payne. They were all on active duty during the Second World War and they will also be pitchside for the minute’s silence.

The Town players will be wearing a one-off shirt with a poppy emblazoned on the front. The shirts will be signed by the players and auctioned off in aid of the Royal British Legion.

Town's Tyrone Mings, Paul Anderson and Jonny Williams were at the Colchester barracks on Thursday to meet up with members of 7th Parachute Regiment Royal Horse Artillery.

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