Opening of the Field of Remembrance

Members of the Corps took part in the opening ceremony of the Field of Remembrance today at Westminster Abbey. The Poppy Factory organises the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey every November to commemorate those who have lost their lives in the Armed Forces. The Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey was officially opened to remember those in the Armed Forces who have lost their lives today attended by Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The field will be accessible to the public from 1pm to 4pm. From Thursday 7 November until Sunday 17 November the Field is scheduled to be open from 9am to 4pm.

Over 380 plots are laid out in the names of military associations and other organisations. Remembrance crosses and symbols are provided so that ex-Service men and women, as well as members of the public, can plant a symbol in memory of fallen comrades and loved ones. The Field is opened every Thursday before Remembrance Sunday and stays open for a further ten days.

The Field of Remembrance was started in 1928 by Major George Howson MC, founder of The Poppy Factory, and a few wounded veterans from the First World War. They grouped together around a single battlefield cross and invited passers-by to plant poppies. Today, the field is still constructed by veterans and volunteers.

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