Queen laying wreath at Cenotaph

Remembrance Sunday 2019

As the custodians of Remembrance, The Royal British Legion calls on the nation to unite in commemorating Remembrance Sunday at the 2019 Cenotaph Service and Parade in Whitehall on 11 November.

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On Sunday 10 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.

How can I take part in the Cenotaph Parade?

Each year, veterans participate in the March Past. Places to take part in the Cenotaph 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. To achieve fair allocation and wide representation of veterans, the Legion will be rigorously applying the eligibility criteria for the March Past. This is an ex-service personnel March therefore family representatives will not be eligible to participate.

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.

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 – TRBL 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.

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.