The London Assembly, House of Commons and workplaces across the capital will hold the traditional two minute silence at 11am this morning as the nation commemorates its war dead and tonight the London Eye will be lit red to mark Armistice Day and the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.
On Friday the Greater London Authority will hold its Annual Service of Remembrance for the capital’s war dead in the Chamber at City Hall tomorrow from 10.30am. The service, which is an invite-only event, will be accompanied by an exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of the blitz.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson and London Assembly Chair Dee Doocey will be joined by Major General William Cubitt, General Officer Commanding London District, Lieutenant General Sir John Kiszely KCB MC, National President of the Royal British Legion, and representatives of London government past and present to lay wreaths at the City Hall War Memorial.
Canon Giles Goddard, Chaplain to the GLA City Hall Branch of the Royal British Legion, will conduct the service with participation from representatives of other faiths. Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Bishop of Woolwich, will give the address.
On Sunday the National Service of Remembrance will be held at the Cenotaph where HM The Queen, PM David Cameron and other party leaders will lay wreaths.
The National Army Museum is hosting two events to mark Remembrance Day, including a free talk on November 11th by author Julie Summer on the history behind the Armistice Day, the establishment of Remembrance Day and its relevance on our past, present and future.