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Latics remember the fallen

11 November 2012

Tribute at yesterday's match

Latics held an emotional Remembrance Day tribute at Saturday's home match against npower League One leaders Tranmere Rovers. 

The players wore their blue kit which has had poppies printed on each shirt to remember the fallen two World Wars and other conflicts. 

Members of the joint personnel - Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy - collected at the turnstiles before kick off. 

Then at half time there was a tribute inside Boundary Park. 

The Oldham Boys and Girls Brigade band marched from the car park on the Broadway side on to the pitch along with the personnel from the services. 

Flag bearers representing the Oldham, Manchester, Rochdale and Ashton Air Training Corps, along with buglers, marched around the pitch perimeter before lining up around the centre circle. 

Major Eddie Hardaker then escorted Chelsea Pensioners Dennis Shields (pictured) on to the pitch when the flags were lowered and the Last Post sounded by the buglers. 

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