Organised sport in its various has generally played a significant role in life in the British Forces. Physical activities such as soccer, cricket and rugby are useful ways of keeping the men active at times when they are not required for fighting and in this context it is interesting to note that from the early days of association football the Army in particular was involved.
Today we are pleased to launch our new Roll of Honour for footballers who died in World War One. The list currently covers Full and Amateur internationals and players who appeared in either the Football League or Southern League.
Following on from the weekend’s Football Remembers events, last night saw a ‘Christmas Truce’ match played at the Avenue Stadium, Dorchester.