The Royal British Legion’s annual Remembrance events take place this weekend, with the Festival of Remembrance on Saturday 11th November, and the Veterans’ March Past the Cenotaph on Sunday 12th November.
Festival of Remembrance
The Festival of Remembrance, held at The Royal Albert Hall will be taking place this Saturday 11th November. The Festival commemorates and honours all those who have lost their lives in conflicts.
In the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family, Emeli Sande, Tom Odell, Melanie C, Alfie Boe and Lesley Garrett will perform alongside The Queen’s Colour Squadron and The Band of HM Royal Marines.
Members of the public can watch the Festival on BBC One on Saturday evening from 9PM.
March Past the Cenotaph
The Royal British Legion is responsible for organising the veterans March Past the Cenotaph that follows the main Service on Remembrance Sunday.
The March Past is for British and Commonwealth former military and civilian Service personnel to honour the fallen of the British Armed Forces involved in the two World Wars and all conflicts since. This year special tribute will be paid to the Women’s Arm Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) – the first all-women unit in the UK Armed Forces, who celebrate their centenary this year.
Members of the public can watch live coverage of the National Service of Remembrance and the March Past Cenotaph on BBC One on Sunday 12 November from 1020 AM.