Remembrance Weekend

12th November 2023

Over the weekend, the Caledonian Braves paid honour to the armed forces who passed away in the line of duty.

On Sunday morning, a wreath was laid at Bothwellhaugh Memorial on behalf of the club.

Chris Ewing, Braves owner said: "As owner of Scotland's youngest senior football team and being relatively new to the Bothwellhaugh area, we are proud to recognise and honour the sacrifice and endeavour of those gone before us".

Although the village may be gone now, the fight and endeavour of the men of the village will not be forgotten.

A wreath with the following message, was placed at the memorial - 'Forever Brave, we will remember them, Caledonian Braves'.


To pay respect on Saturday afternoon, Braves head coach Ricky Waddell also participated in Albion Rovers' memorial event priory to our game at Cliftonhill.

The memorial was undertaken to remember the eight Albion Rovers players who paid the ultimate sacrifice during World War One.

A wreath was placed by Ricky, in Albion's garden of remembrance on behalf of the club.


Alongside the club's connections to the local community, the French history of the club and Edusport also sparks prevalent thoughts.

"World War One and Two is still relatively recent history, particularly in France as an occupied country in the war", added Chris, who now calls France his home.

"In Normandy, there's a town called Saint-Valery-en-Caux, which is twinned with Inverness.

A Scottish flag flies in the town to this day, after the Highlanders came down to defend the city during World War Two".


Lest we forget.

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