Search

Services and events held in London to mark Remembrance Day

17:41 08 November 2012

Picture: PA

Picture: PA

People across London will pay their respects to members of the Armed Forces who died while in the line of duty in the First and Second World Wars.

Annual tributes are planned in the capital on Remembrance Sunday, which this year falls on November 11, to commemorate the occasion. Here is a look at this weekend’s main events in the centre of town.

Festival of Remembrance: Two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall, organised by the Royal British Legion, will pay tribute to the war dead. It will feature performances from military bands and singers. The matinee concert starts at 2pm and the Royal Family will attend the evening service. For more information or to book tickets for the event, phone the box office on 0845 401 5034.

Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph Parade: Members of the Royal Family will be joined by current and ex-servicemen from 9.20am to march down Whitehall before reaching the Cenotaph.

Remembrance Sunday at the Cenotaph: A wreath laying ceremony will take place in front of well-wishers followed by a two-minute silence at 11am. The Royal Family, Prime Minister David Cameron, and various dignitaries will attend.

RAF Museum: A series of family-oriented activities will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1pm and from 2pm to 4pm. Children will be able decorate a petal to add to their poppy collage. The museum is based in Grahame Park Way, Colindale. For more information contact 020 8358 4896.

Remembrance Sunday service at St Paul’s Cathedral: This service will be attended by the Lord Mayor, Lady Mayoress, Sheriffs and Ladies, and Aldermen, and will include a two-minute silence at 11am. Music, sung by the Cathedral Choir, includes Greater Love by Ireland and The Souls of the Righteous by Marchant. All are welcome.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

16:50
Police would like to speak to this man in connection with the assault

Police have launched an investigation after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a Tube train.

Sammie Aubrey with a goat at Wellgate Farm that is believed to have gone to slaughter. Photo: Tracy Aubrey.

Just when is the right time to teach children about the circle of life?

15:14
Suttons Primary School choir performs at Queen's Hospital, Romford

Pupils shared some festive cheer by singing carols at Queen’s Hospital.

14:19
Keeley Johnson and her son Logan are supported by Haven House Children's Hospice

A mother whose first baby died of a rare neurological disorder faces the prospect of losing her second child to the same condition.

12:23
Essex police. Picture PA.

A 24-year-old man from Romford is on bail in connection with the murder of a father of three.

Original members of the Friends of Upminster Park. Treasurer Keith Webb, chairwoman Janet Davies, secretary Pat Flavell and her husband and volunteer Brian Flavell.

The chairwoman of Friends of Upminster Park has been described as “lovely” and “community spirited” following her death.

Firefighters from Romford, Harold Hill and Bethnal Green attended.

A 62-year-old man was taken to hospital after a collision on the A12 last night.

Trial period taking place outside Broadford Primary School

A mixed reaction to a first-of-its-kind initiative which fines parents £100 for dangerous driving around schools, has been expressed one month after its launch.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£3,000 goes a long way at Boots

Cosmetics, toiletries, vitamins and more. Boots is the number one choice when it comes to purchasing daily essentials.

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now