To­day’s events

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6am: Bag­pipes ring out at dawn from more than 2,000 lo­ca­tions across the world, in­clud­ing all Com­mon­wealth coun­tries. They will play Bat­tle’s O’er. 10.30am: 10,000 peo­ple cho­sen by ran­dom bal­lot will gather in The Mall, London, be­fore set­ting off for the Ceno­taph as part of A Na­tion’s Thank You – The Peo­ple’s Pro­ces­sion. Through­out the day: Gi­ant por­traits of lo­cal World War I heroes will be etched into the sand at low tide on 32 beaches around Bri­tain. As the tide comes in, their faces will be washed away in a poignant tribute by film di­rec­tor Danny Boyle.

10.50am: Glas­gow’s Re­mem­brance Sun­day ser­vice starts at the Ceno­taph led by the Mod­er­a­tor of the Church of Scot­land, Su­san M Brown, fol­lowed by wreath lay­ing and a pa­rade.

11.00am: Na­tional two min­utes si­lence be­gins, ex­actly 100 years af­ter the Ar­mistice.

12.30pm: Church bells will ring out across the world, just as they did in 1918 to cel­e­brate the end of the war. Portsmouth Cathe­dral will ring 7,000 changes in five hours – one for each lo­cal sol­dier killed dur­ing the war.

5pm: 10,000 torches will be lit at the Tower of London, grad­u­ally fill­ing the moat with a sea of flames. Beefeaters will light first ones, fol­lowed by vol­un­teers.

6.55pm: More than 1,200 bu­glers at lo­ca­tions across the UK and Com­mon­wealth will sound The Last Post in a tribute di­rected by Bruno Peek, the pageant mas­ter be­hind the Queen’s 2002 Golden Ju­bilee cel­e­bra­tions.

7.05pm: Around 1,200 church bells will ring out across the UK and 180 town criers na­tion­wide will per­form a cry for peace, led by Chelsea Pen­sioner Leo Tighe BEM.


8am: White­hall opens to the pub­lic.

9am: 9,000 mil­i­tary vet­er­ans of all con­flicts gather in Horse Guards Pa­rade and in White­hall ahead of the Royal Bri­tish Le­gion’s an­nual Ceno­taph March Past. 10am: All de­tach­ments march from Welling­ton Bar­racks. 11am: Two min­utes’ si­lence marked by the fir­ing of guns from King’s Troop on Horse Guards Pa­rade. Ceno­taph Ser­vice starts.

11.25am: Ceno­taph Ser­vice con­cludes and Royal Bri­tish Le­gion de­tach­ments march past the Ceno­taph.

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