Gordon Brown MP will kick off a World War memorial football match at Stark’s Park on Friday.

The memorial to First World War casualties will be held in Kirkcaldy on Friday at 11 am when the Scottish Parliamentary football team will play the RAF.

This will mark Armed Forces Day and follows Raith Rovers’ decision to issue a new away strip marking the sacrifice of players in the First World War.

Three Raith Rovers players died when they joined up and were sent to France to fight in the Great War.

The Scottish Parliamentary football team is cross party and often cross Parliamentary too in that Scottish MPs often play with MSPs and researchers.

The match has been organised by Ken Macintosh MSP.

Mr Brown said:

‘I am delighted Raith Rovers are hosting this match. Turnbull Hutton and Eric Drysdale have ensured that Raith Rovers will never forget the men who served and died in the war. This match is a chance to show that people of all walks of life care about these commemoration events and I am delighted to kick off the match as local MP.’

 

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