Up to 4000 people are expected to attend a special outdoor carol concert next week, as Aldershot Town FC commemorates the legendary 1914 World War One truce on Thursday 4 December at 7.30pm

With MP Sir Gerald Howarth, local Council leaders and 2000 members of the Armed Forces amongst the audience, A Community Reflection Of The 1914 Truce, To Understand Our Friends The Enemy, features the communal singing of classic carols alongside readings from members of the local community and a short dramatic performance.

This peace and goodwill concert includes an excerpt of Our Friends The Enemy, a play which has enjoyed a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was one of the highlights of the 2014 Aldershot Military Festival. Through the eyes of one soldier on the Western Front, it tells the December 1914 story of the spontaneous meeting in ‘no man’s land’ of enemy troops who sang carols, exchanged gifts and played football together.

Aldershot Town Chairman Shahid Azeem said: “This is a unique event, in the home of the British Army, and we are very proud to be hosting such a special night for the entire community. We invite everybody to join us to commemorate an amazing part of British history, and hope to fill the Electrical Services Stadium with song.”

Admission for adults is by commemorative programme costing £2.50, available from the Club offices on the High Street or by calling 01252 320211. Children go free.