News 2016

Field of Remembrance & Cenotaph Parade Tickets 2016

18 August 2016


In anticipation of ticket requirements for this year's Field of Remembrance & Cenotaph Parade, please read the following information carefully and adhere to the requirements, particularly in relation to the Cenotaph Parade.


Field of Remembrance: Entrance to the Field will be by ticket only and the gates will open between 0845hrs-1030hrs Those attending must be in place no later than 1030hrs.

Security arrangements have not yet been confirmed, however, they are expected to be similar to last year's. Entrance to the Field involves passing through Police security checks, and everyone attending must bring two forms of ID, of which one must include a photograph (e.g. passport). Each ticket has a reminder on the back stating what information is required.

For those wishing to attend please click here, complete the form and return it to me (preferrably via email to, and tickets will be sent out to the address supplied, or can be picked up prior to the event. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis and requests need to be with me no later than Thursday 29th September.


Cenotaph Parade: Tickets for the Cenotaph Parade are non-transferable and only valid for the participants who fit into the stated categories listed below:

> Category 1 - Ex-Service Personnel holding a campaign medal

> Category 2 - Civilians deployed on operations in support of the Military (includes; Police, Fire Service, Ambulance Service, Civil Service)

> Category 3 - Ex-Service Personnel with no campaign medal

> Category 4 - Bereaved Spouses (Spouse who died on operations)

> Category 5 - Veteran Association representatives

> Category 6 - Military Charities and associated Civilian groups

In previous years, attempts have been made to acquire tickets for 'ordinary' family members to march, which should not be the case and this year's tickets will be printed with individual participant names from the information provided. Additionally, photo ID will be required to access the event so please ensure that contact details submitted are correct, as the ID must match the fields that are required. Click here to download the form. Ticket requests need to be with me no later than Thursday 15th September.

Carers who accompany disabled Veterans but who are themselves not qualified to march, will remain on Horse Guards Parade and will be hosted by the Legion for the duration of the ceremony, so please inform me of the carer's details and status if you intend to bring one so I can provide them with a pass to access Horse Guards Parade.

A small number of wheelchairs will be available on request for the use of Veterans who might struggle to maintain the pace of the March Past. This resource is finite and will be allocated according to demand on the day.

This year to encourage a greater number of attendees, car parking information is provided, by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. Click here to access the information.

Finally, please click here to view the letter I received from The Assistant Director of Engagement, Bob Gamble OBE reference maintaining standards.

This letter will be sent out with your tickets and joining instructions some time in October.

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me as soon as possible on 0207 414 3285.


Thank you,


Sgt Rob Broomes, CeMAP, CertRP, MCMI

Grenadier Guards Association

Senior Non-Commissioned Officer