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TFL expenditure on Remembrance Day commemoration

Request ID: FOI-2137-1819
Date published: 14 December 2018

You asked

To whom it may concern, Could you please provide me with a breakdown of Transport for London's total expenditure on commemorating Remembrance Day in 2018 and the centenary anniversary of the First World War? This includes expenditure on posters and symbols such as applying and removing poppy stickers on underground trains. Could you furthermore provide me with a comparative sum of the cost of commemorating Remembrance Day in 2017? Yours faithfully,

We answered

TfL Ref: FOI-2137-1819

Thank you for your request received by Transport for London (TfL) on 15 November 2018.

Your request has been considered under the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and our information access policy. I can confirm that we do hold the information you require.

Please find below a breakdown of our expenditure relating to Remembrance Sunday below, along with a comparison to 2017.





Grant for LTOCA

Transport for London supports the running of the London Transport Old Comrades Association (LTOCA).The Remembrance Day march first started after WW1, and initially staff of London Buses took part.This involvement evolved in the early 1960s and the LTOCA now manages the involvement in the march of all TfL participants, which includes both current and former staff.The Grant helps support the running of the LTOCA throughout the year, including their AGM and smaller meetings and with the provision of uniform and hats for the marchers



Catering cost for the marchers who participate or have previously marched in Remembrance Sunday.Food and refreshments are provided throughout the day, pre- and post-parade, plus staff cost to work on the Sunday.






Signs for wreaths






Print and distribution of poppy images for use on London Underground trains.  

The poppies were installed on London Underground trains and removed by London Underground staff at no additional cost. All other poppy designs that appeared across the TfL network were funded via commercial activity. 



Print and distribution of staff posters to selected London Underground stations






If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you are not satisfied with this response please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal.

Yours sincerely,

Melissa Nichols

FOI Case Officer

FOI Case Management Team

General Counsel

Transport for London

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