The Cenotaph in Whitehall, built in tribute to the dead of the Great War and unveiled by King George V on Armistice Day 1920 (Photo: Centenary News)

Armistice Day at the Cenotaph, London

Posted on on 01 January 2018
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With the Armistice Centenary on November 11 coinciding with Britain's Remembrance Sunday, the traditional ceremony at the Cenotaph will conclude with an expanded march-past.

The service itself will follow traditional lines to respect its wider purpose of remembering the fallen of all conflicts.

Centenary update: A ballot was held in summer 2018 for tickets to take part in a 'People's Procession'  marking the Armistice Centenary.  The ballot is now CLOSED. Official information can be found on the UK Government's Armistice 100 website.

During the day, church and other bells will ring out as they did in 1918 to mark the end of the First World War. 

UK Government funding is supporting the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers to recruit 1,400 ringers - the number who were lost in 1914-18. 

Armistice Day 2018 will conclude with remembrance services in London (at Westminster Abbey), Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast, giving thanks for peace and those who returned from the Great War a century ago.