In honour of those who sacrificed themselves to secure and protect our freedom, thousands gathered in central London on Remembrance Sunday to pay their respects.
This included over 20 staff and volunteers from YMCAs across the UK who took part in the Cenotaph, which commemorates the contribution of British and Commonwealth servicemen and women involved in the two World Wars and later conflicts.
During this time, more than 38,000 YMCA volunteers supported troops, the wounded, their families and prisoners of war, with 38 YMCA volunteers losing their lives.
Duncan Ingram, National Board member, who led the group down Whitehall as the acting Drill Sargent, said: “It was a great privilege to march with colleagues from across the Federation and Scotland to remember and honour those who delivered the incredible work of YMCA in both World Wars and particularly those who gave their lives.”
For more information about YMCA’s work during the war, visit www.ymca.org.uk/history