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The Adopted Ship & The Crew

The Adopted Ship & The Crew

Submitted: 02/19/11 (Edited 02/19/11)
Description: A great shot here of the crew of the Ark Royal marching on the pitch at Elland Road before they formed a guard of honour for the Leeds team, on the scoreboard displayed proudly is the ship The Ark Royal. The City of Leeds has had a strong relationship with the Ark Royal since the City adopted the ship in 1941, this was the last time the Crew of the ship would be seen in the City after it was announced on the 19th October, 2010 that the ship would be scrapped. The day also saw Leeds United sporting the red poppy on their shirts in respect of Remembrance Day, additionally in honour of Remembrance Day there was a minutes silence before kick off. The shot coming before the Football League Championship game against Bristol City on the 13th November, 2010.

Leeds United: Schmeichel, Connolly, Bruce, O'Brien, McCartney, Kilkenny, Howson, Johnson, Snodgrass, Somma, Gradel.
Subs: Becchio for Somma, Sam for Gradel, Paynter for Howson.

Thanks to Eric of the West Midland Whites for this great pic.
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