LEST WE FORGET

On 11th November 1918 the guns fell silent and the world had changed forever.

QUESTIONS

1. Where in London is the Cenotaph, where the main UK Remembrance event takes place?

2. What does cenotaph literally mean?

3. The Menin Gate commemorates those killed at which WW1 battleground in Belgium?

4. What three words are inscribed on the cenotaph in London were chosen by Prime Minister Lloyd George in 1920?

5. The highest award in the British Military has the two words, ‘For Valour’ inscribed upon it. What is the decoration?

6. Which building was surrounded by a sea of ceramic poppies in 2014, each one placed delicately by volunteers and yeoman to commemorate the centenary of WW1?

7. In what year did Queen Elizabeth II lay the first wreath at the Cenotaph as reigning monarch?

8. What name was given to the 11th November to mark the end of hostilities of WWI?

9. Which organisation hold the official Poppy Appeal every year and in 2021 celebrates it’s centenary?

10. To the nearest million, how many poppies are sold across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in preparation for Remembrance Day?
a. 15 million
b. 25 million
c. 45 million
d. 95 million

 

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ANSWERS

1. Where in London is the Cenotaph, where the main UK Remembrance event takes place?
WHITEHALL

2. What does cenotaph literally mean?
EMPTY TOMB

3. The Menin Gate commemorates those killed at which WW1 battleground in Belgium?
YPRES

4. What three words are inscribed on the cenotaph in London were chosen by Prime Minister Lloyd George in 1920?
THE GLORIOUS DEAD

5. The highest award in the British Military has the two words, ‘For Valour’ inscribed upon it. What is the decoration?
THE VICTORIA CROSS

6. Which building was surrounded by a sea of ceramic poppies in 2014, each one placed delicately by volunteers and yeoman to commemorate the centenary of WW1?
TOWER OF LONDON

7. In what year did Queen Elizabeth II lay the first wreath at the Cenotaph as reigning monarch?
1952 (In 2017 she handed over the duty to Prince Charles due to advice from her physician)

8. What name was given to the 11th November to mark the end of hostilities of WWI?
ARMISTICE DAY

9. Which organisation hold the official Poppy Appeal every year and in 2021 celebrates it’s centenary?
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION

10. To the nearest million, how many poppies are sold across England, Wales and Northern Ireland in preparation for Remembrance Day?
a. 15 million
b. 25 million
c. 45 million
d. 95 million

C. 45 MILLION