Generations are uniting at Ricoh Arena in early November to recognise the nation’s fallen and serving Armed Forces.
Britain’s Got Talent finalists, The D-Day Darlings, are returning to perform at Ricoh Arena for Wasps’ Gallagher Premiership clash with Bath on Saturday 2 November – with some younger special guests in tow.
The D-Day Juniors – a group formed by the D-Day Darlings earlier this year in a bid to pass on the war-time spirit and ethos of remembrance - will also be making their first appearance at Ricoh Arena.
Supporters will be treated to a performance on the pitch of their own single ‘Pass It On’ just before kick-off, before The D-Day Darlings enter the fray at half-time accompanied by war veterans and current serving Armed Forces personnel to perform their own war-time single I’ll Remember You.
Those wanting to see both groups in action up close will have the opportunity in the Wasps Nest Fan Village before the game, where they will be performing a range of war-time classics.
D-Day Darling member Katie Ashby founded The D-Day Juniors at Riverside Studios in Tamworth last March.
Katie said: “The D-Day Juniors have already performed in front of the Duke and Duchess of Kent but their visit to Ricoh Arena will be one of the biggest crowds they have played in front of – it will be a fantastic platform for them to help spread the message of remembrance in the build up to Remembrance Sunday.
“While it’s important that we remember the fallen every year, we also need to ensure that it passes on throughout the generations, and The D-Day Juniors can play a massive role in spreading this message.
“A lot of the members have connections to Armed Forces personnel, so their passion really comes through, and we can’t wait to put on a show for the crowd.”
Wasps are dedicating their Gallagher Premiership clash to the Armed Forces to honour the 101st Armistice Day on Monday 11 November – the day World War One ended.
Verity Brown, Marketing Manager at Wasps, added: “We are proud of the close relationship that we have formed with The D-Day Darlings, and after hearing of the new group they had formed, our Armed Forces game presented the ideal opportunity to bring them back to The Ricoh to perform.
“Their performances capture the attention of various generations, and it’s a real coup for us to be having them performing in their home county at a time of year when they are in high demand.
“We dedicate one November home match a season to the Armed Forces to ensure the Club is playing its part in helping to ensure those who have fallen are remembered, and our existing veterans and serving Armed Forces personnel are applauded.
“We’d urge supporters to arrive early for this game to soak up the atmosphere and hopefully cheer the team on to a win!”
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