Remembrance Sunday parade 2019: Time of silence, London route and memorial services around the UK

The Sun 1 month ago

DURING the Remembrance Day Parade we pay our respects to those who lost their lives during the battle of the World Wars.

A minute’s silence will be held at 11am today. But what time does the Remembrance Day parade start?

The Queen lays her wreath as she attends the annual Remembrance Sunday Service at the Cenotaph on Whitehall

When is the Remembrance Day 2019 parade?

Remembrance Sunday is always held on the second Sunday in November every year.

In 2019 it falls on November 10.

A National Service of Remembrance is held at The Cenotaph in Whitehall in London.

Members of the Royal Family and the government attend the service alongside representatives from the Armed Forces and the public.

Armistice Day is always held on November 11, and marks the end of the First World War.

The day remembers the agreement between the Allies and Germany on November 11, 1918, to stop fighting which marked victory for the Allies and defeat for Germany.

It was signed in Compiegne in Northern France and came into effect at 11am.

Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day can fall on the same day.

What time does the parade start?

London’s Remembrance Day parade will take place on Sunday, November 10.

Royal British Legion detachments will gather in Whitehall and on Horse Guards Parade at 9am.

At 10am, all detachments march out from Wellington Barracks.

After the two minutes silence at the Cenotaph, the procession will resume at 11.25am.

Up to 10,000 war veterans will march in a slow procession past the war memorial.

This event is annually attended by the Queen as well as politicians and military representatives.

The silence at 11am is meant to be a time for people to remember those who lost their lives fighting for their country.

Harry and Meghan visited Westminster Abbey’s Field of Remembrance

Where are the memorial services taking place?

The main service will be taking place at the Cenotaph on Whitehall – this will be attended by members of the royal family as well as politicians.

Another Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving will be held at Westminster Abbey at 10.30am.

Members of the Armed Forces will be in attendance, with a limited number of tickets available to members of the public on the day.

Meghan Markle places a cross during the service

The service will include a two-minute silence at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior.

The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is holding a service at the base of the Armed Forces Memorial.

The Remembrance Centre will be open from 8am with the service beginning at 10.40am.

The RBL Scotland’s procession begins at 10am with military detachments forming at Edinburgh Castle.

They will march to the Stone of Remembrance at 10.30am, before a memorial service takes place at St Giles’ Cathedral.

Belfast City Hall is holding a one-hour service beginning at 11.00am.

Birmingham’s Remembrance service will be held on Colmore Row near Cathedral Square. The parade will march from Temple Row at 10.30am.

Liverpool’s commemoration service will be led by the Lord Mayor at the Cenotaph on St George’s Hall Plateau.

Southampton’s service will begin at 10.55am and will be preceded by a parade from Guildhall Square to the Cenotaph.


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