Top Field echoed to the sound of “Colonel Bogey” for the first time in decades as Hitchin Town held its inaugural “Forces Day”.
A crowd of 444 attended Hitchin’s game with Ashford Town (Middx) with many donning the mark of remembrance, the poppy.
But the 1066 Squadron’s Marching Band stole the show as they paraded before the game, playing such tunes as the old Top Field favourite and the theme from The Great Escape.
“Forces Day was a big success,” said Club Secretary Roy Izzard “There was a nice atmosphere at the ground, aided by the presence of Samuel Lucas School and the band really made for a special afternoon.”
The 444 crowd was around 100 more than the average attendance at Hitchin this