Forest fan performs The Last Post in Remembrance Day tribute

Nottingham Forest fan Caiden Storry, 16 – who struggled to complete The Last Post ahead of win against Aston Villa – perfectly performs the poignant tune a week on in Remembrance Day tribute at the City Ground

  • Nottingham Forest fan Caiden Storry struggled to finish The Last Post on Sunday
  • He successfully completed the tune in a Remembrance Day tribute a week on
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Young Nottingham Forest season-ticket holder Caiden Storry successfully performed The Last Post on a trumpet in a Remembrance Day tribute.

Storry, 16, had attracted attention last week after a mishap during his performance of the tune ahead of Forest’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa at the City Ground. 

After a near flawless recital, the youngster then struggled to hit the correct notes in the final section of the song – leaving a few fans and players confused. 

A brief moment of applause followed after Storry’s performance before players from both teams were seen consoling the youngster, who was visibly distraught.

But on Saturday, Forest released a video on social media of Storry perfectly executing the poignant tune on the pitch at their home ground to mark Armistice Day.

Nottingham Forest season-ticket holder Caiden Storry successfully performed The Last Post

It came a week after the 16-year-old struggled to complete the poignant tune ahead of Nottingham Forest’s 2-0 victory over Aston Villa at the City Ground 

Players from both Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa consoled the young fan after the incident

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After last Sunday, he was then invited to the club’s training ground this week to visit the squad.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of tomorrow’s trip to West Ham, Cooper – who gave the youngster a hug on his way off the pitch on Sunday – opened up on Storry’s visit as he said: ‘I spoke to Caiden before yesterday, when he spent the day with us.

‘It was great to see him. The players and the staff wanted to see him. He’s one of us, he’s one of the family.

‘When I spoke to him on the phone, not long after Sunday, I told him that all he’s done is what I have to do and what the players have to do, which is put yourself out there to try to perform.

‘At such a young age, for him to have real positive experiences and negative ones will be great for him. It will set him up for life, because that’s what life is – dealing with all sorts of things which come your way.’

Storry was distraught as he left the City Ground pitch after the Remembrance Day tribute

Forest boss Steve Cooper revealed that Storry visited their training ground this week

Cooper continued: ‘He’s a lovely young man. He loves Nottingham Forest and has been a season-ticket holder since he was five. He’s really well spoken and really clear about where he wants his journey to be in life. It was a pleasure to meet him.

‘I can’t think of anybody better to have performed the Last Post for us. We’re proud he did it.’

Storry – who also received a standing ovation from the City Ground last week on his way off – had been due to play the tune to mark Remembrance Day since he was 13 but issues related to COVID-19 kept pushing things back. Storry typically sits in Trent End with his father. 

The win against Villa parachuted Forest up to 13th, where they lie just one point and one place behind the Hammers.  


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