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League Two: Portsmouth's new kit pays tribute to fallen WW1 heroes

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Portsmouth have revealed their new home kit for the 2014/15 campaign to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Britain's entry into World War One.

The shirt contains all the names of the 'Pompey Pal's, the battalions that did their recruitment out of Fratton Park during the war. The shirt's based on the 1914 strip and contains the same badge – the very first one ever worn on a Blues shirt. 

The Pompey Pals, officially the 14th and 15th battalions of the Hampshire Regiment, went on to suffer heavy losses on the battlefields of the Great War, with more than 1,400 making the ultimate sacrifice.

Pompey's commercial and marketing manager Micah Hall said: “We are delighted with the kit and are sure the fans will love it. As a city with a rich military history, it was very important that we honour the anniversary of World War One."

“The idea for the shirt came during a conversation with local historian and Pompey fan Bob Beech about how to honour the Pals. We are delighted to also be hosting the Pompey Pals memorial that Bob has pioneered and which will be officially unveiled at noon on Monday.”

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