The National Service of Remembrance for Wales

Wales' national observance of Remembrance Sunday, which is jointly hosted by Cardiff Council, the Welsh Government and in partnership with The Royal British Legion, will take place in Cardiff on Sunday, 10 November 2019.

Detachments from the Royal Navy, the Army, the Royal Air Force, Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets and Cadet Forces will march from King Edward VII Avenue via Museum Avenue to the Welsh National War Memorial in Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park, Cardiff where they will arrive by 10:40am and form up around the memorial.

Those detachments will be joined by columns of ex-Servicemen and women, organised by the Royal British Legion and columns of civilians representing organisations connected with current and past conflicts.

A selection of music will be played by the Band of the Royal Welsh and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh from 10:40am until shortly before 11am when the service will begin with bidding and words of scripture given by Cardiff Council Honorary Chaplain, Reverend Canon Stewart Lisk.

The Canton Salvation Army Band will also lead ex-servicemen and women to the Cenotaph and will continue to play until the commencement of the service and during the hymn singing.

Cardiff Arms Park Male Voice Choir and Cardiff Military Wives Choir will also lead the hymn singing during the service.

At 10:59am a bugler from The Royal Welsh Regimental Band and Corps of Drums of The Royal Welsh will sound the ‘Last Post' followed at 11am by a gun of the104 Regiment Royal Artillery,Newport  who will be firing to mark the start of the two minutes' silence which will be observed. Its conclusion will again be marked by the firing of the gun and the playing of ‘Reveille' by the Bugler.

Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of South Glamorgan, Morfudd Meredith will then lay a wreath at the Memorial, on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, followed by representatives from across Wales.

Members of the public may also lay wreaths at the National Memorial after the service.

At the conclusion of the service all participants and guests will gather to witness the March Past and Salute taken by The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Daniel De'Ath at the front of City Hall.

The Rt. Hon. The Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Cllr Dan De'Ath said: "The National Service of Remembrance presents an opportunity for us to gather at the Welsh National War Memorial in Cardiff and pay tribute to those men and women who sacrificed their lives in conflict.

"We must ensure that future generations continue this tradition and remember the significance that this day has on the freedom we experience today. It is also an opportunity for us to give thoughts to those who are currently serving in the forces and the families affected by war."

Antony Metcalfe, Area Manager Wales, The Royal British Legion said: "Remembrance Sunday offers us all an opportunity to pause and reflect on those who have fought and are still fighting for us. It is important we never forget the contribution and sacrifices of our Armed Forces but also look forward with hope for peaceful future."