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The Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Association for Greater London

London Remembers WW1

On 1 September, GL RFCA and Royal Hospital Chelsea (RHC) will hold an event to commemorate the involvement of the London units' last 100 days of the First World War.


The day will begin with a parade down the famous King's Road where the Chelsea Pensioners will exercise their Freedom of the Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.  They will be joined by representatives of London's Maritime Reserves, The Royal Yeomanry, The London Regiment, 600 Squadron RAuxAF and the First Aid Nursing Yeomanry.  You can show your support by lining the parade route along King's Road (starting at Duke of York Square) from 10.30am.

Following the parade you can make your way to Burton Court where you can watch a live stream of the Drumhead Service taking place in side the grounds of the RHC.  

Youth Event

"Through the eyes of youth to the future"

Following the Parade, Burton Court will play host to 700 uniformed young people from the member organisations of YOU London (Youth Organisations in Uniform), each organisation will have a display stand reflecting on the lessons of WW1.  There will also be an opportunity for members of the general public to learn more about each organisation and take part in fun, family friendly actvities.

Event Information


Saturday, 1 September 2018.


The parade will begin at 10:35am and finish at 10:55am 

Burton Court will open to the public at 10:55am and the Drumhead Service will commence at 11:00am.

The youth event will take place in Burton Court from 11:00am to 3:30pm


The parade will follow Kings Road from Duke of York Square, through Burton Court in to the Grounds of the RHC

Burton Court is the venue for the youth event.

Don't miss the opportunity to see the famous Loos Football on display in Burton Court.


Find out more about the Loos Football 

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