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VJ Day – Newcastle

VJ Day 70th Anniversary – Newcastle

On 15 august The Royal British Legion will be holding a service in Newcastle at the Burma Star Memorial: Everyone  in the area is invited to attend. There will be a buffet 1030hrs at Jesmond RBL  Post Code E2 3EX. Please Telephone 01912810736 for details.

VJ Day – Retford North Nottinghamshire

VJ Day Remembrance Service:

Organised by Royal British Legion.

Sunday 16th August at Retford Market Square DN22 6ED

Service at 15:00 followed by Refreshments in the Butter Market building.

Cost of the refreshments is £5.00 (free for veterans. If you require a ticket for the refreshments please contact the RBL organiser on 01777818993

VJ-Day in London

Queen and Royal Family set to mark 70th anniversary of VJ-Day in London:

The 70th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day will be commemorated by the Royal Family on Saturday 15th August as The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, will attend a service at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church, Trafalgar Square.

On the same day, the Prince of Wales will be accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall as they attend a Drumhead Service and wreath laying ceremony on Horse Guards Parade followed by a reception in the grounds of Westminster Abbey.

See Royal Central  for full details



Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside (Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE) will lead on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen, a Merseyside Service of Commemoration and Celebration to mark the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day.  

This takes place on Sat 15 Aug at 1100hrs, in Liverpool Parish Church (Our Lady and St Nicholas), Chapel St, Liverpool L2 8TZ.  

Details are as follows:

·        1045hrs.     Guests seated

·        1100hrs.     Service Commences

·        1145hrs.     Service ends

·        Dress: 
        Serving Personnel:  Service Dress, Medals and Leathers (No Swords) 
        Retired Personnel:  Lounge Suit, Medals

This is potentially the last occasion in which the population in Merseyside will gather en-masse, to mark this important milestone.

Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant would like to hear from anyone connected to this history who would like to attend the Service in Liverpool to join with her in giving thanks to those who survived the ordeals of that War in the Far East, and to remember those, who fell on a foreign field and upon the high seas so far away, fighting for our liberty and democracy.

Please contact:  JJV McEvoy, Lieutenant Colonel, Clerk to the Lieutenancy of Merseyside
PO Box 144 RSA, The Capital Building Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L69 3EN
Office: 0151 224 4000, e-mail: llm@uk.rsagroup.com