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TOWN TO PAY RESPECTS TO THOSE LOST

2 November 2018

Minute's silence as war victims and those killed in Leicester tragedy are remembered

Town will be paying respects to those who lost their lives at war as well as the victims of last week’s tragedy at Leicester at Saturday’s game against Preston.

Members of 23 Parachute Engineer Regiment, based at Rock Barracks in Woodbridge, will be joining the players on the pitch for a minute’s silence, accompanied by the Last Post before kick-off.

Two representatives from the Regiment will also lead the teams out carrying the matchball.

The players of both sides will be wearing black armbands as a mark of respect to those servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price for their country and also for the five people who were killed in the helicopter crash at the King Power stadium after last weekend’s game against West Ham. Foxes owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was one of the victims.

Formed in 2003, 23 Parachute Engineer are the only Airborne Engineer Regiment on the British Army Orbat and currently support 16 Air Assault Brigade based in Colchester.  

This Brigade is the lead element for UK Forces at High Readiness ready to deploy anywhere in the world at 72 hours notice and have recently seen active service in Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt as well we playing a part in the UK’s response after the destruction left by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean.


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