The Festival of Remembrance from The Royal Albert Hall, London
UK BBC 1 - November 8th, 2003


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November 8th saw the annual Festival of Remembrance from The Royal Albert Hall in London. Hayley was afforded the distinct honour of opening the event with "Tonight We'll Light A Candle", sung to the tune of "Pokarekare Ana". Sergeant Jim Davidson, whom we all know as "a bit of a lad", from his stage performances over the years featured in full army kit to perform the old favourite, "The Road to Mandalay". Hayley appeared again, right at the end of the evening, to lead the assembly in the closing hymn "The Day Thou Gavest". In view of the continuing troubles in the Gulf, a very moving ceremony indeed...

The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2003

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"Tonight We'll Light A Candle", sung to the tune of "Pokarekare Ana"






Memories on film from the two World Wars


Ex Sergeant Jim Davidson recites "The Road to Mandalay"


In memory of those who gave - and are still giving - their all during the currect conflict in the Gulf

Hayley leads the closing hymn, "The Day Thou Gavest"

On the command, "Head-dress remove", hats are smartly removed, a Royal Salute with Three Cheers is given in honour of our Queen and hats replaced just as smartly, again on command

Centre - Queen Elizabeth II offers her thanks to everyone who took part and to all who attended this year's moving festival...

Today, the Queen laid a wreath at the Cenotaph in remembrance of those who fell during the two world wars, and in memory of all those who have fallen since, who willingly gave their lives in the service of their country. The usual one-minute silence was observed, country-wide, at exactly eleven o'clock.

The Bishop of London

Her Majesty in sombre reflection

Chiefs of the Armed Forces salute

Together, we shall remember them... and be grateful.

The service ended, the Last Post is sounded by buglers from HM Royal Air Force

Captured live off-air and uploaded Saturday 8th November


Television Menu 2003

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