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The Festival of Remembrance, held in honour of those who have given their lives in the service of their country, has been marked at the Royal Albert Hall annually since 1923.
It was not until 1971 that the British Legion were permitted to use the prefix ‘royal’, following a Royal Charter bestowed to the organisation on 29 May 1971. The festival was promptly renamed Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance, which it has proudly held every year since.
The event features performances by various arms from all three military services – displays known as continuity drills which included complex marching drills, weapons manoeuvres, music and performances.
Image is a reproduction of the programme from 1949