The ceremony in Folkestone Photo: Folkestone Town Council

In Folkestone, VJ Day was commemorated on 15 August, by a service and the laying of wreaths at the Burma Star Memorial in the Garden of Remembrance, Sandgate Road.

VJ Day (Victory over Japan Day) is the celebration of the surrender of Japan, ending combat in the Second World War on 15 August 1945.

The Service was attended by civic dignitaries, military personnel, representatives of ex-service associations and their standards.

VJ Day ceremony in Folkestone Photo: Folkestone Town Council

Event organiser, Toni Brenchley, said “It was lovely to see such a good attendance and the veterans and dignitaries were honoured to be joined by serving military from the Second Battalion The Royal Gurkha Rifles and members of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal & Search Regiment Unit.”

This year the Service was conducted by The Reverend Roger Smith (SSM).

By Ed

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