On Saturday, Bath Rugby will host a Remembrance Ceremony to honour those who served to defend our freedoms and protect our way of life.
The Round 7 Gallagher Premiership match with Wasps is the Blue, Black and White’s closest home match to 11 November (Remembrance Day) and a Wreath Laying Ceremony will take place at the Rec shortly before kick-off.
Bath Rugby CEO Tarquin McDonald, John Hall of the Past Players’ Association, the Royal British Legion’s Major Roger Evans, Bath Rugby Supporters’ Club’s Ian Rooney and Ben Hartley of Bath Combination have the honour of laying the wreaths.
A minute’s silence will take place following the ‘Last Post’ with all bar sales and other activity set to pause at this time.
Fans are encouraged to arrive at the stadium early – by approximately 14:45 - to pay their respects. Supporters may experience delays entering the Rec closer to kick-off with gates temporarily closed during the ‘Last Post’ and minute’s silence.
We will remember them.
Remembrance Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
14:50 – Buglers move on to pitch centre of 15-metre line facing the West Stand.
14:54 – Wasps to enter the field and line-up along the 15-metre line facing the West Stand.
14:54:30 – Bath Rugby to enter the field and line-up along the 15-metre line facing the West Stand, closely followed by the officials.
14:55:30 – The PA announcer will read out For The Fallen by Laurence Binyon with five wreaths to be laid.
14:56:30 – Buglers to play ‘Last Post’, followed immediately by a one minute’s silence.
14:59 – The referee will blow the whistle to mark the end of the silence.
15:00 – Kick-off.