Donate Poppy Shop
close-icon

Remembrance Sunday 2019

Every year, the Legion calls on the nation to unite in commemorating Remembrance Sunday.

On Sunday 10 November 2019, 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.

Pensioners prepare for Cenotaph March

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.

Every year the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning. We will remember them.

Every year the nation unites to make sure that no-one is forgotten and to remember and honour those who have sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom.

Each year, up to 10,000 veterans will participate in the March Past.

Places to take part in the March Past on Remembrance Sunday 2019 will be allocated through associations. If you are an individual wishing to apply for tickets, please contact your relevant association.

The number of people who can take part in the March Past is limited to 10,000 people due to capacity and the amount of time participants can reasonably be expected to stand. Please note places on the march will be prioritised for people who are directly affected by service with the Armed Forces: 

  • Military and civilian men and women from the UK and the Commonwealth that served the Crown on Military Operations
  • Bereaved Spouses and bereaved first-generation descendants of the above

Ex-service Associations can register there interest to take part in the Cenotaph Parade by emailing Cenotaph@britishlegion.org.uk.

Further information on applying for tickets will be available in Spring 2019.

    Application dates and deadlines

    We will be bringing forward the application dates and deadlines so that associations will have the opportunity to reapply for tickets in August should the full 10,000 tickets not be used.

    The below dates will be the 2019 deadlines:

    • April – Registration email goes out to associations.
    • June – Application deadline.
    • End of June – the Legion will confirm with associations the number of tickets they have been allocated.
    • August – Deadline for associations to complete participant information.
    • End of August – Application will re-open for associations to register additional participants. This will only occur if all 10,000 tickets have not been allocated from the previous stage.
    • End of September – Final deadline for all participant information.
    • October – Tickets and Joining Instructions sent to associations.

    Information for spectators

    If you wish to attend the service as a spectator, you can find further information on the website of the Department of Culture, Media & Sport.

    The event is open to the public and tickets are not required.

    People gathered around the fountain in Trafalgar Square for Silence in the Square

    How will you remember?

    Every year hundreds of people organise Remembrance events across the UK. Bring the act of Remembrance to your community with these helpful resources.

    Find out more

    How will you remember?

    Every year hundreds of people organise Remembrance events across the UK. Bring the act of Remembrance to your community with these helpful resources.

    Find out more

    Discover more

    Back to top