Festival Of Remembrance

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Festival Of Remembrance20201107Paddy O'Connell presents highlights from the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, with spectacular music from star acts and military bands.

In the year that marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day and the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, as well as the 70th Anniversary of the Korean War, this act of remembrance pays tribute to the armed forces and remembers all victims of war and conflict, through music, performance and reflection.

Veterans, Military service personnel, representatives of the Civilian Services and those who have lost loved ones, come together in the spectacular setting of the Royal Albert Hall, to give thanks and pay tribute to all who gave their lives in the service of their country, and who continue to risk their lives today.

Covid-19 Restrictions have brought a very different type of Remembrance this year, as people across the country are encouraged to make Remembrance their own. This year, there won’t be the usual audience filling the seats of the Royal Albert Hall, instead there will be safely-distanced specially invited guests to represent those who cannot be there in person. Remembrance of those who have died in this COVID pandemic also forms a backdrop to the event this year, as many will wish to mark the part played by the armed forces in protecting our national life.

The Royal British Legion theme is ‘Remember Together,’ focusing on the importance of remembering the service, sacrifice and collaboration of the men and women of Britain, the Commonwealth and Allied nations who fought together and worked together. Guests from music, television, film and military worlds tell Paddy of the special honour it is to be involved in this annual event. The Festival concludes with the Service of Remembrance during which thousands of poppies are dropped from the roof of the hall, representing the lives lost in both World Wars, and subsequent conflicts.

Producer: Katharine Longworth

Paddy O'Connell presents highlights from the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance

The annual event pays tribute to the armed forces and remembers all victims of conflict.

In the year that marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day and VJ Day and the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain, this act of remembrance, pays tribute to the armed forces and remembers all victims of war and conflict, through music, performance and reflection.

Festival Of Remembrance 201620161112Highlights of the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The annual event pays tribute to the armed forces and remembers all victims of conflict.

Festival Of Remembrance 201720171111Paddy O'Connell presents highlights from the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. Veterans and service men and women engaged in current military operations join with the audience at the Royal Albert Hall to give thanks and pay tribute to all who risk their lives in the service of their country. The conclusion of the Festival features the service of Remembrance during which thousands of poppies are dropped from the roof of the hall, representing the lives lost in the two World Wars, and subsequent conflicts.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Highlights of the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The annual event pays tribute to the armed forces and remembers all victims of conflict.

From The Royal Albert Hall20181110On the eve of the Centenary of the World War One Armistice, Paddy O'Connell presents highlights from the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall. Veterans and service men and women engaged in current military operations join with the audience at the Royal Albert Hall to give thanks and pay tribute to all who risk their lives in the service of their country. This year's Festival also marks the Centenary of the founding of the Royal Air Force. The conclusion of the Festival features the service of Remembrance during which thousands of poppies are dropped from the roof of the hall, representing the lives lost in both World Wars, and subsequent conflicts.

Producer: Katharine Longworth.

Highlights of the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The annual event pays tribute to the armed forces and remembers all victims of conflict.

From The Royal Albert Hall20191109In the 75th anniversary year of D Day and the Battles of Monte Cassino and Kohima, Paddy O'Connell presents highlights from the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall, with spectacular music from star acts and massed military bands. Veterans, and service personnel engaged in current military operations join with the audience at the Royal Albert Hall to give thanks and pay tribute to all who gave their lives in the service of their country, and who continue to risk their lives today. The Royal British Legion theme is ‘Remember Together,' focusing on the importance of remembering the service, sacrifice and collaboration of the men and women of Britain, the Commonwealth and Allied nations who fought together and worked together. Guests from the showbiz and military world tell Paddy of the special honour it is to be involved in this annual event. The conclusion of the Festival features the service of Remembrance during which thousands of poppies are dropped from the roof of the hall, representing the lives lost in both World Wars, and subsequent conflicts.

Producer: Alexa Good

Highlights of the Royal British Legion's Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall.

The annual event pays tribute to the armed forces and remembers all victims of conflict.