Wisbech service will mark 70th anniversary of VJ Day, which brought Second World War to a close

VJ Day Memorial in St Peter and St Paul Church, Wisbech.

VJ Day Memorial in St Peter and St Paul Church, Wisbech. - Credit: Archant

A service will take place in Wisbech to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.

On 15 August, it will be 70 years since the Japanese surrender which finally brought the Second World War to an end.

To mark the occasion, on August 14, a civic church service, organised by Fenland District Council chairman Councillor Carol Cox, will take place at St Peter and St Paul Church.

A Fenland District Council spokesman said: “VJ Day provides us with the opportunity to remember all those service men and women who served, suffered and died. It is a time to reflect and show our respect to those who gave up so much for our freedom and to celebrate the legacy of a lasting peace.

“This year marks 70 years since the end of the war and 75 years since the Battle of Britain and we would like to invite all Armed Forces associations, service veterans, organisations for veterans and Air/Army/Sea Cadets or other interested parties to get in touch so that they can take part in the service.

“You may know of people that would like to attend so we ask the public to look to their friends, family and neighbours and tell them about the event.

“We want to make sure that we have veterans represented at the service and would ask that anyone interested get in touch so we can make sure you have a seat.”

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The service begins at 2.30pm. Tea, coffee and cake will be provided after the service. If you would like to attend, contact Sharon Smith on 01354 622281 or email sharonsmith@fenland.gov.uk