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PUBLISHED: 14:07 27 March 2015 | UPDATED: 14:07 27 March 2015

Leyton Orient captain Nathan Clarke models the club's shirt with new sponsor's logo

Leyton Orient captain Nathan Clarke models the club's shirt with new sponsor's logo

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Club to carry Clapton Orient Somme badge on first-team and replica kit

Leyton Orient have revealed that their first-team shirts will carry the Clapton Orient Somme badge for the remainder of the season.

A total of 41 players and staff of Clapton Orient served their country as part of the 17th Battalion Middlesex Regiment (the Footballers’ Battalion), and three of those, Richard McFadden, William Jonas and George Scott, lost their lives.

Tom Jeffes, head of commercial, said: “Leyton Orient Football Club is steeped in history and I am absolutely delighted to be able to incorporate the Somme badge on the first team and replica shirts for the remainder of the 2014-15 season.

“As the first football club to sign up en masse in the Footballers’ Battalion it is very important that we remember our past and those that lost their lives.

“Supporters will be very excited that they have the chance to purchase these replica shirts via the club store where a select number will be on sale between now and the end of the season.”

Steve Jenkins, Chairman of the O’s Somme Memorial Fund, added: “As the country continues to commemorate the centenary of the Great War, so many supporters have been asking me over the past 12 months or so if the badge was going to be included on the kit.

“Consequently it makes me feel so proud to see the O’s Somme Badge now emblazoned on Leyton Orient’s shirt, particularly as we are fast approaching the 100th anniversary of Clapton Orient’s last game before going on to serve en masse in the Footballers’ Battalion.

“Three O’s players were to lose their lives during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 and their names are included on the badge.”

A limited number of replica shirts will be available from the club store. Visit orient-clubshop.co.uk or call 0871 310 1889 for more information.


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