This year, as with all years, the Trust wishes to remember all those who have died in conflict, not least those with connection to our football club. We would also like to thank all those who have contributed to the remembrance activities at St James Park and beyond.
Wall of Remembrance and Memorial Garden
The Wall of Remembrance was unveiled at St James Park in 2014 and acknowledges the 20 people with Exeter City connections who are known to have died in service during the First and Second World Wars.
The wall also includes plaques that have been placed to commemorate supporters of the club, some of whom were themselves members of the armed forces.
As we have been unable to have our usual pre-match remembrance event this year, Andy Holloway has 'dressed' the Memorial Wall and renewed the poppies for those who were killed in action and also for those former-services personnel who have plaques on the wall.
We would sincerely like to thank Andy for arranging the display, which includes wreaths from Exeter City Football Club; The Royal British Legion; Exeter City; and, The Mayor of Exeter on behalf of the 'Citizens of Exeter'.
Forever Grecians, We Will Remember Them
Fred Bailey, aged 22
Hiley Bamsey, aged 27
Spencer Bassett, aged 30
Len Turner, aged 24
Joseph Bulcock, aged 39
Edwin Clark, aged 28
Arthur Evans, aged 29
Sid Gueran, aged 28
Ken Halliday. aged 20
Fred Hunt aged, 28
Frederick Hunter, in his 50’s
William Kirby, aged 35
Evelyn Lintott, aged 33
Maurice Lock, aged 29
Albert Potter, aged 44
Ralph Shields, aged 52
William Stoneman, aged 31
John Addems Webb, aged 26
George White, aged 30
Percy Worner, aged 30
Poppy Armbands & Grecian Goal
As a mark of respect and remembrance, each of the players on the pitch for our FA Cup tie with AFC Fylde wore black armbands emblazoned with the poppy symbol.
The armbands were funded by members of the Trust's Grecian Goal scheme and will be signed by the players and auctioned to raise money for the Royal British Legion.
More details on this fundraising initiative will follow in the coming weeks and we thank all supporters of the club who have already made donations to the Royal British Legion via the club.
307 Squadron Day Live (Exeter)
Due to Covid-19 the annual exhibition has been cancelled this year and so the history of 307 Squadron will be shared online, whilst the Polish flag will still be raised over Exeter Guildhall in memory of 307 Squadron. Please read on for the proposed schedule and details of how to participate.
Sunday, November 15 at 0945
Online with Facebook Live (account not required)
0945 “The flag” Raising of the Polish Flag - Live coverage from Exeter Guildhall Messages from:
Lord Mayor of Exeter His Excellency The Polish Ambassador to Great Britain Lord Lieutenant of Devon RAF Brize Norton
1600 “80 years ago…” 80 Years Ago… The story of 307 Squadron’s formation
1900 “Semper Fidelis” Semper Fidelis - the story of Exeter & 307 Squadron Performances by singer Katy Carr Wreath laying at 307 Squadron memorial in Exeter Cathedral
Official Trailer of the upcoming film ‘The Navigator’ (produced by 307 Squadron Project)
plus much more…