Earlier today, two former soldiers from LFC Foundation's Military Veterans programme raised the Union Jack on the Kop at Anfield in honour of VE Day (Victory in Europe Day).
Warrant Officer John Hughes from the Royal Logistic Corps and Corporal Sean Connolly from the Royal Tank Regiment raised the national flag of the United Kingdom and saluted the Union Jack to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Warrant Officer Hughes served for 23 years in the British Army, originally joining the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, which later amalgamated to form the Royal Logistic Corps in 1993. He conducted two tours of Northern Ireland, one tour of Bosnia and one tour of Belize. During his time in the Royal Logistic Corps, he was also deployed to Cyprus and Canada.
Corporal Connolly served 13 years in the Royal Tank Regiment – the oldest tank regiment in the world formed by the British Army in 1916 during the First World War. During his time in the Royal Tank Regiment, he undertook two tours of Iraq and two tours of Afghanistan. He was also deployed to Kosovo, Canada, and Germany.
Both ex-servicemen regularly attend LFC Foundation’s Military Veterans programme, which helps to support and re-engage ex-military service men and women back into civilian life through the power of football.
LFC would like to thank Warrant Officer Hughes and Corporal Connolly for their help with today’s commemorations.