Remembrance Day, also known as Poppy Day, is a national memorial day observed since the end of the First World War, to honour the sacrifices of our armed forces, past and present.
During the Festival of Remembrance, staff across Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) will come together to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty, to serving personnel, veterans, and their families.
Remembrance is about bringing communities and individuals together to honour the sacrifices of the Armed Forces community, past and present
Our Armed Forces have always been – and always will be – committed to protect us, our freedoms and our way of life. From maintaining security and peace around the world to supporting during natural disasters and national emergencies, the Armed Forces play many roles in our protection.
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we will remember them
On Friday 11th November, on Armistice Day, a central Act of Remembrance will be held at our headquarters in MOD Abbey Wood. We will come together for a two-minute silence and wreath laying ceremony. Staff will share their personal reflections on Remembrance.
As we come together in Remembrance for our Armed Forces this year, we pay tribute to Her late Majesty The Queen, the longest serving Commander-in-Chief to the British military. Her late Majesty was dedicated to duty and epitomised the service and commitment shown by our Armed Forces community.