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Villa v Man Utd: Armed Forces celebrated at Red Devils clash

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Villa v Man Utd: Armed Forces celebrated at Red Devils clash

Villa will be paying tribute to the work of the armed forces at Saturday's game against Manchester United with a host of activities going on around the stadium.

The match day is being dedicated to the troops doing their bit for queen and country at home and abroad.

A military events team will be on hand in the Indoor Academy before kick-off with a host of fun demonstrations and activities, including a paintball range and an inflatable assault course.

There will also be a British Legion information point and an army recruitment stand for anyone interested in a career in the forces.

Personnel from HMS Daring and TS Vanguard will be doing a poppy collection around Villa Park, before forming a guard of honour in front of the players tunnel before kick-off.

Supporters can take an up-close look at a military display vehicle outside the Trinity Road stand.

The Mercian Regimental band are back for another performance after their successful appearance at our home game against Norwich City last November.

And before-kick-off the stadium will fall silent for a minute's silence in tribute to those who have lost their lives in battle.

Tickets are on general sale for the Man United clash, which kicks off at 5.30pm.

Prices are £25 to £45 [adults], £22 to £45 [concessions], £15 to £40 [U16s], £10 to £40 [U8s] and £35 to £40 [adult/junior combo ticket].

Snap up your seat now by visiting the ticket office at Villa Village or Birmingham New Street, by calling consumer sales on 0800 612 0970 or by buying online.


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By @AVFCOfficial 7th November 2012
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