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Turning of the Page Ceremony - Books of Remembrance

Every morning at eleven o'clock, an officer of the House of Commons Parliamentary Protective Service performs the Turning of the Page Ceremony.

During the ceremony the uniformed guard (ceremonial coat, gloves and hat) marches to the First World War Book, turns the page. This process is repeated for each of the Books of Remembrance and is done in a counterclockwise direction. The guard then marches back to the entrance of the room, bows and salutes one final time.

A calendar ensures that each page of each book is displayed at least once per year. Some pages are displayed for several days, on or near the date of a related anniversary.

Guard in front of the First World War Book of Remembrance
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