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VJ Day 75 at the NMA

VJ Day 75 at the NMA – RBL & NMA Advice

On 15 August, The Royal British Legion will be holding a commemoration at the National Memorial Arboretum to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. The commemoration will be centred around the Act of Remembrance at 11am. It will be broadcast on BBC One from the NMA and will include veteran testimonies and music from military musicians as well as wreath-laying activities at several of the relevant memorials and artefacts linked to the World War Two campaign in the Far-East.

Due to current guidance, any formal proceedings will not be open to general site visitors, but they can be observed from a large screens in the Naval Review. A limited number of tickets will be available via the NMA website from Monday 3 August on a first-come, first-served basis.

Veterans of the Far-East Campaign who may wish to attend should email to register their interest.

We would like to invite those veterans and descendants unable to attend to submit messages of Remembrance which will be affixed to poppy posies that will be laid at the memorials at the NMA on the 15 August. Messages can be submitted here.

Joyce Swift Zoe Brooker Australia 1945 HMS GOLDEN HIND
The Anderson girls Nile Banda Kent House Colombo Daphne Jenkins on left
Jonni Berfield, HMS Lothian off Devonport 1946 – Home from Colombo