Hartlepool United are delighted
to launch the 2019 Remembrance shirt which this year will focus our gratitude
on the contribution of those brave members of the Royal Navy who gave theirlives on behalf of their country.
The shirt bears images of Navy
personnel as well as ship RML 497 which is housed at the National Museum of theRoyal Navy Hartlepool, itself a survivor of the Second World War.
Mark Maguire, Chief Executive explained: “As always, we wanted to show due respect to all service personnel, not only those who made the ultimate sacrifice but also those who served at war, we will forever be in their debt.
“We thought this year we would pay particular tribute to the Royal Navy and this will be followed in the coming years by tributes to the RAF and Army, as well as others who contributed to the war effort.
“It seemed appropriate that we started with the Navy as we are a coastal town and we are very proud of the Royal Navy Museum which is within sight of Victoria Park.
“We will proudly wear the shirts for our fixture against Solihull Moors on Tuesday 5th November, in honour of those whose contribution will never be forgotten.”
Clare Hunt, Curator at the National Museum of the Royal Navy Hartlepool added the Museum's support for the new shirt.
“I was delighted and humbled to hear that Hartlepool United are to honour the Royal Navy this year with their Remembrance shirt.
“I am particularly pleased that it will feature the new addition to our historic fleet, the Second World War Rescue Motor Launch, RML 497.”
Both the outfield and goalkeeper Remembrance shirts are now available for pre-order from PoolsRetail online – click here for details.