Marking Remembrance Day

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Foreign Office Ministers and staff in London and overseas have marked Remembrance Day 2010 with events, blogs and video messages.

On Thursday, Minister for Europe David Lidington recorded a video blog


British Ambassador to Ukraine Leigh Turner explained why he wears a poppy in his blog. On Friday he wrote about the ceremony organised by the British and Canadian embassies in Kyiv.

Colonel Jerry Heal (Royal Marines) is the Defence Adviser at the British High Commission in South Africa. He talks about the Royal British Legion’s poppy appeal in his video message:


Our embassy in Kuwait invited local school children to lay a poppy field in the Embassy.

In his Huffington Post blog, British Ambassador to the US Nigel Sheinwald talked about how the UK and the US mark 11am on 11 November.

In Estonia, British Ambassador Peter Carter led a ceremony in Tallinn’s Military Cemetery.