He sang it beautifully, with emotion and pride, paying full honour to the fallen. I was sad therefore to see some criticism on social media of him having the words to hand and I hope those people would have been more understanding had they known the circumstances.
Also taking part were Louise Dearman, James Blunt, Leona Lewis and Jeff Goldblum, with the Tri-service band, the Band of HM Royal Marines, the Central Band of the RAF and Colin Thackery & the Chelsea Pensioners choir.
Highlights from the afternoon's event were broadcast on BBC Radio 2 and included a brief interview with Lee before a slightly cropped performance. You can here the full programme on BBC Sounds until 9 December 2019 and Lee's section below.
BBC RADIO 2 - FESTIVAL OF REMEMBRANCE
First published: 09/11/2019; last updated: 20/01/2020