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« on: August 04, 2014, 04:04:09 PM »
Portsmouth unveil World War One shirt tribute to the 'Pompey Pals'

Portsmouth Football Club have honoured every member of the 'Pompey Pals' who fell during World War One by including their name on the new home kit.

The Pompey Pals, the 14th and 15th battalions of the Hampshire Regiment, recruited heavily at Fratton Park.

They went on to suffer heavy losses at the Great War, with more than 1,400 making the ultimate sacrifice.

"This is not about celebration, it's about commemoration," Pompey fan and historian Bob Beech told BBC Solent.

"We need to remember what all of these men and women were doing during the Great War across the region."