Festival of Remembrance

100 years ago, the First World War ended, and a new world began. The example and experience of those who lived through it shaped the world we live in today. At the Festival of Remembrance this year, in the presence of The Royal Family, The Royal British Legion is leading the nation in saying Thank You to all who served, sacrificed and changed our world.

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Attended by Her Majesty The Queen, Patron of The Royal British Legion, and senior members of the Royal Family, this year's programme included special guest artists Sir Tom Jones, Sheridan Smith, Sir Bryn Terfel, Tom Fletcher and Danny Jones, Sheku Kanneh-Mason and the Kingdom Choir.

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They performed alongside the Band of HM Royal Marines, the Band of the Coldstream Guards, Band of the Scots Guards, Band of the Irish Guards, the Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra, the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, and the Royal Air Force Squadronaires. 

The event included serving and veteran representatives from across all three-Armed Services and a finale with the traditional Two Minute Silence as poppy petals fell from the roof of the Royal Albert Hall, representing all lives lost in war.

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Highlights of the performance are available after the event on BBC i-Player.

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