Reflecting the current heightened security requirement and in order to maintain the continued protection afforded to those attending the Remembrance Sunday Parade in London a number of significant changes have had to be made to the process for obtaining a ticket to allow shipmates to march in the parade. This will ensure that the Metropolitan Police continue to provide security at the current level. The changes below have been approved by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, whose responsibility it is for co-ordinating and managing the national remembrance parade and their delegated representatives: TRBL; MoD; HQ London District.
There will be a maximum of 10,000 places available- the intention being to achieve a balance of representation that accurately reflects the wider Veteran community, including the Commonwealth. It will seek to include as many Veterans Associations and Military Charities as possible.
Due to the heightened security measures the Met Police will need to conduct individuals security checks on all participants. Therefore Basic Personal Information will be required in advance for each applicant and ticket holders will need to bring photo ID and a document showing proof of their address for access to the parade at Horse guards via manned Police entry points.
Finally the criteria for participation have changed and are as follows;
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 Servants)
Category 3 – Ex-Service Personnel with no campaign medal
Category 4 – Bereaved Spouses (husband/wife/partner who died on operations)
Category 5 – Veteran association representatives
Category 6 – Military Charities and associated Civilian groups
All Shipmates hoping to march in the Remembrance Parade at the Cenotaph must forward the following details to Nigel at Central Office (HQ) – firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 17June 2016
Title/Rank, First Name (This must be the name on the photo ID), Last Name, Date of Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY), Place of Birth, First line of address, Town, Postcode, Service number (Where applicable), Criteria (As per list above)
Individually Named tickets will be despatched in October. Shipmates please be aware that there will be a compulsory ‘no ticket no entry’ policy in operation on the day.