This Saturday, Queen’s Park will mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. An event is being held in the upstairs lounge of the J B McAlpine Pavilion for families of the Queen’s Park men who served in the armed forces in the war. This will involve a buffet lunch, a short talk on the findings of the club’s Great War Project and attendance at the match with Peterhead. At 2.15pm, club chaplain James McKerlie will conduct a wreath-laying service at the Queen’s Park Roll of Honour/WW1 plaque in the Scottish Football Museum.
Prior to kick-off at Hampden Park, a remembrance party including James McKerlie, piper Bryan Sinclair and naval officer Jeff Webb will lead a minute’s applause in memory of those who perished in the Great War.
The National Piping Centre/College of Piping are teaming up with several other organisations to run a national tribute to those who fought during the Great War. Pipers will perform the Pipe Major William Robb composition “When the Battle’s O’er” at 06.00 hours (local time) on Sunday 11 November at various locations across the country to signify the end of the war. This was the moment when the Armistice was signed, although it did not actually come into effect until 11.00 hours. Bryan Sinclair, the brother of former Queen’s Park captain Richard Sinclair, will perform the composition in the centre circle at Hampden Park at 6.00am. This event is not open to the public.