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VJ Day in Spelthorne

August 15th 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of VJ Day and the end of the Second World War.  In the interests of public safety Spelthorne Armed Forces Partnership have pre-recorded a ceremony to mark the occasion.  The ceremony will be posted on Spelthorne Borough Council’s  website and streamed on their social media channels at 11am on the 15th August.  The ceremony commemorates the Allied Forces from a host of nations that fought the bitter campaign in the Far East for another three months after victory was declared in Europe, it remembers those who were imprisoned and those who never came home.

Further information about VJ Day and the ceremony will be available at www.spelthorne.gov.uk/spelthorneremembers and a special online exhibition will be posted on Spelthorne Museum’s website www.spelthornemuseum.org.uk.“ The links haven’t been updated yet but will be live in the week before VJ Day.  If you want more detail than that you may like to refer to page 17 of The Bulletin which includes a bit more background information https://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=ee470cd5-2a0b-4837-b8d6-c58f9587f0ac

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