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RAF attends Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph

On Remembrance Sunday, RAF personnel from stations across the UK paid their respects to the fallen at the service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London.

Alongside the Army, Royal Navy and veterans, almost 200 RAF personnel stood on Whitehall to observe the two-minute silence at 11am, exactly 100 years since the end of the First World War.


The Prince of Wales led the nation in Remembrance and lay a wreath on behalf of HM The Queen. He was accompanied by other members of the Royal family including the Duke of Cambridge, wearing his RAF uniform as a Squadron Leader.


Leading the RAF representation were 84 personnel from the Queen’s Colour Squadron of the RAF Regiment. They were joined by the Central Band of the Royal Air Force, Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service, the Royal Auxiliary Air Force and further personnel from across the RAF.

Squadron Leader Mike Waring, Officer Commanding 57 Squadron

“It’s been amazing representing the RAF here today. It’s the centenary of armistice but also the centenary of the RAF and I’ve got family history with the air force going back to the First World War. I feel particularly proud to be here representing not only the RAF but my family. “

Squadron Leader Mike Waring
Officer Commanding 57 Squadron

After the service, thousands of veterans from associations across the country marched past the Cenotaph to pay their respects to their fallen comrades.