Remembrance Sunday arrangements in London

October 25, 2016   //   No Comments

poppyOn Sunday 13 November, the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London.  Starting at 11am, the service will commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts. The Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is the co­ordinators of the event, alongside colleagues from across government, the Armed Forces and veterans’ organisations.

No tickets or passes are needed for the event and the public are welcome to watch the ceremony from the pavements along Whitehall and Parliament Street. There will be video screens north of the Cenotaph, near the green outside the main Ministry of Defence building and mounted outside the Scotland Office. If you are thinking of attending the commemorations in London, please note the schedule of the event below:

Attending and taking part

  • 08:00: Whitehall opens to the public. The public are advised to arrive early to secure a good view, as space is limited. Please allow time to clear the police security procedures and you are advised not to bring suitcases or large bags
  • 09:00: Royal British Legion (RBL) detachments form up on Horse Guards Parade and in Whitehall
  • 10:00: All detachments march out from Wellington Barracks
  • 11:00: Two minutes silence marked by the firing of guns from Kings Troop, on Horse Guards Parade. Cenotaph Service commences
  • 11:25: Cenotaph Service concludes and Royal British Legion detachments disperse past the Cenotaph