Club signs Corporate Covenant on special military themed day.
The U's welcomed Colonel Gary Wilkinson CBE, the Commander of Colchester Garrison, to the weekend match against Crawley Town to sign the document with club director Kevin Bull.
- continue to offer a Forces discount for match tickets to current serving personnel and those with a discharge letter
To mark the signing, soldiers from the town's 16 Air Assault Brigade and 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment, the Army Reserve infantry unit that recruits from Essex, were at the Weston Homes Community Stadium with some of their vehicles and equipment.
U's General Manager Tim Waddington said: "We are hugely proud of the armed forces based in Colchester, and the club have a long standing association with the regiments who call the town their home.
The U's are only the third Football League club to sign up to the corporate covenant. It is hoped that other teams will follow the Essex side's lead and work closely with the armed forces, their families and veterans.
Colonel Gary Wilkinson CBE, Commander of Colchester Garrison, said: "The Army and Colchester United FC are both important institutions in Colchester that provide an opportunity for the town's military and civilian communities to mix through a shared love of sport.