If you have any questions about the procession, you can contact the organisers on armisticeprocession@culture.gov.uk. However, some Frequently Asked Questions that may be of help are below.

The Ballot

Participants did not have to be a direct descendant, or be a veteran, to take part in the procession.

The ballot was drawn at random, with no preference given to any one entry over another. It is not based on date of entry, location or special circumstances. All valid entries received by the organisers are included.

Data Protection

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) is responsible for how the information you provide is stored and processed. Information is being collected and processed by DCMS, via our ticketing agent SEE Tickets, for administrative purposes in relation to a commemorative event on 11 November 2018, to mark the centenary of the Armistice. Details submitted will only be shared with those third parties that are directly involved in the organisation and administration of the event, and may include, but are not limited to, UK Police forces and an events management company.

Your personal data is being processed in compliance with Article 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). All information will be processed in compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and GDPR.

Your information will be retained for one year after the event for administrative purposes, after which it will be destroyed. DCMS undertakes to keep your data secure and only to process it for the purposes described in this notice. 

DCMS will not disclose any information you provide unless required to do so by law in accordance with access to information regimes (the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004, GDPR).

If you have any concerns about how the department is handling your personal data, you may contact the department’s Data Protection Officer (DPO). They can be contacted at the following postal and email addresses:

Paulina Jedwabska,
Data Protection Officer,
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
100 Parliament Street


You have the right to lodge a complaint with the independent Information Commissioner (ICO) if you think we are not handling your data fairly or in accordance with the law. You can contact the ICO at https://ico.org.uk/, by telephone (0303 123 1113) or in writing:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House,
Water Lane,
SK9 5AF.

You also have the following rights:

(a) to know that we are using your personal data
(b) to see what data we have about you
(c) to ask to have your data corrected, and to ask how we check the information we hold is accurate
(d) to ask to have your data deleted at any time
(e) to withdraw your consent for our processing of your data at any time.

By entering the ballot applicants are  confirming that they have read and understood these terms and conditions and agree with its terms, in consenting to having their personal data processed in the manner described.