The railway carriage in which the armistice was signed.

One hundred years ago, at 11:00 on 11th November 1918, the guns of the First World War fell silent. The armistice had been signed in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne. To mark the centenary of the armistice, Emma will sing during the Royal British Legion’s ceremony in the Somme at the CWGC Thiepval monument to the missing, just an hour from the very spot where the armistice was signed.

She will then travel to Belgium to sing at CWGC Tyne Cot cemetery, the largest British and Commonwealth cemetery in Belgium, and at the memorial to the tank crews in Poelkapelle.

Emma will help guide six pupils from her former primary school, Nottingham Girls’ High School, who will be visiting France and Belgium to learn more about the First World War and to experience remembrance ceremonies.

11th November, 2018
10:00 for 11:00 – Royal British Legion ceremony at Thiepval Memorial, France, with the Band of the Hampshire Constabulary.
15:30 – CWGC Tyne Cot, Belgium, with the West Yorkshire Police Band.
17:00 – Tank Memorial, Poelkapelle, Belgium, with the West Yorkshire Police Band.