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09:10 20th February 2012

This Saturday 25th February is Oxford United's Military Day as the club salutes the work of our armed forces.

The club fully supports the work that our military personnel do around the world and our game at home to Macclesfield will recognise their efforts.

All of our local bases have been contacted and invited to come along to the game, with any serving personnel who come along to the game in uniform being given a free ticket.

Sapper Jack Cummings, a true war hero who suffered terrible injuries in Afghanistan, will be our guest of honour along with officers from the local regiments and squadrons.

The 7th Rifle division will be in attendance, with a recruitment and information stand, as will Standard bearers from the Royal British Legion and Chelsea Pensioners, and serving soldiers who will present the match ball to the referee before kick-off.
The teams will be greeted by a fanfare from Buglers of the 7 Rifles band.

The Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) who help hundreds of servicemen and women and their families will be collecting around the ground. Chairman Kelvin Thomas sees it as a day to look forward to:

"We fully appreciate the fantastic work that all of our armed forces do for this country. People talk about heroes in football but these are true heroes and we are very proud of them. We are pleased to be offering them free tickets for this game and we know that our fans will give them a fantastic reception before kick-off.

"I hope as many fans as possible come along to the game, get behind the team, and help us show our support on Military Day." To book tickets for this game call 01865 337533 or visit

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