When was the 2018 Remembrance Day parade and Cenotaph service?

Here's everything you need to know about the Armistice Centenary services.

When was the Cenotaph service?

The Cenotaph service was held at the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London.

It began straight after the two-minute silence at 11am and commemorated the contribution of British and Commonwealth servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.

It concluded at 11.25am.

This year Remembrance Sunday falls on the Armistice Centenary, 100 years after the First World War ended, so huge crowds were expected.

Wreaths were laid at the Cenotaph on Sunday by members of the public.

What time was the Remembrance Day parade?

After the Cenotaph service at Whitehall, the Royal British Legion detachments dispersed past the Cenotaph.

Then the Nation's Thank You procession commenced at 12.30pm.

This concluded at 1.30pm and the Remembrance Day service and parade was be over.

Remembrance Sunday 2018 timings:

  • 08:00: Whitehall opens to the public. The public are advised to arrive early to secure a good view, as space is limited. Please allow time to clear the police security procedures and you are advised not to bring suitcases or large bags.
  • 09:00: Royal British Legion (RBL) detachments form up on Horse Guards Parade and in Whitehall.
  • 10:00: All detachments march out from Wellington Barracks.
  • 11:00: Two minutes silence marked by the firing of guns from King’s Troop on Horse Guards Parade. Cenotaph Service commences.
  • 11:25: Cenotaph Service concludes and Royal British Legion detachments disperse past the Cenotaph.
  • 12:30: The Nation’s Thank You procession commences
  • 13:30: The Nation’s Thank You procession ends

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