Get involved

The traditional National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph will be largely unchanged in 2018, and will be broadcast live by the BBC as usual. Members of the public can also watch this event, and the subsequent parade and procession from Whitehall, although space will be strictly limited and access will be on a first come, first served basis at the discretion of the Metropolitan Police. You can find out more about how to watch the events here.

The Royal British Legions’ annual Veterans’ March Past will also take place as usual.

In addition to the Nation’s Thank You procession, the UK Government will also be delivering an UK National Service of Thanksgiving and Reflection in the evening at Westminster Abbey. Attendance at this event will be by ticket only, and it will be broadcast live on the BBC.

Find out more about Government’s First World War Commemorative programme.

There are lots of other ways you can get help commemorate the Centenary of the end of the First World War, and find out more about events 100 years ago. You can also join the conversation on social media using #Armistice100.

You can explore the Imperial War Museum’s Centenary Partnership online events calendar listing a range of exhibitions, talks and events.

Discover your First World War history

Use these websites to find out more about those that served during the First World War and discover your own family connections:

  • Lives of the First World War is Imperial War Museums’ digital memorial to all those who served in the First World War for Britain and the Commonwealth.
  • Every One Remembered by the Royal British Legion in partnership with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission aims to commemorate over 1 million Commonwealth Service men and women killed during the First World War. Create a dedication to one of them, place a poppy in their memory and search for a relative or someone from your local area to commemorate.
  • The Commonwealth War Graves Commission casualty database lists the names and place of commemoration of the 1.7 million men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died during the two world wars.

2018 also marks the 100-year anniversary of the Representation of the People Act, which first gave some women the right to vote in local and national elections. Discover events near you celebrating votes for women.