This Saturday, at football matches up and down the country, a minute's silence will be held to mark Remembrance Day and the players of Romford FC will be paying their own special tribute to the club's players from years gone by who served in the Armed Forces.
Boro manager Paul Martin - who took charge of his 500th match when Romford played Haringey Borough last night - has commissioned twenty black armbands, emblazoned with the traditional Poppy, but also bearing the names of twenty Romford FC players who served their country during the First and Second World Wars. Included in the roll of honour are players such as George Patterson, Bill Bridge, and Bill Butler who represented the club in the 1949 FA Amateur Cup Final against Bromley, the first to be played at Wembley Stadium.
The armbands will be worn at Romford's game at Dereham Town on Saturday. Romford also commemorated the men who had played for the club and served their country in the programme for Wednesday night's game.
Words and image courtesy of Mike Woods of Romford FC