Hibs and Queens to mark 100th anniversary of Great War

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Hibs and Queen of the South are to join forces to mark the 100th anniversary of The Great War at the match between the teams at Easter Road a week on Saturday.

Players and supporters of both clubs were killed after signing up for active service in the First World War a century ago.

Thousands of free tickets for the November 15 Championship encounter are being made available through both clubs to veterans and their families, and also to current servicemen and women and their families. Hibs are working with a number of organisations, including Tickets for Troops and Legion Scotland.

Hibs will wear a one-off shirt for the match against Queens in remembrance of those who gave their lives in conflict. The home shirt worn by the players will feature a poppy symbol with the words “In Flanders fields the poppies blow” written underneath. The quotation is from a famous war poem written by Scots Canadian field surgeon Major John McCrae.

After the match, the shirts will be available to buy via an online auction with all funds raised going directly to Help 4 Heroes.

Any veteran, or member of the Armed Forces, interested in attending the match for free can do so via the Tickets for Troops website (https://www.tickets fortroops.org.uk/sports)