VJ Day 75 BBMF flypast

Header image: The BBMF formation flypast for the VJ Day 75 anniversary commemorations on 15th August, at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas. (Photo:Crown Copyright)

The UK commemorated the 75th anniversary of VJ Day – the day that World War Two ended with Japan’s surrender – with a service of remembrance at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire, on Saturday 15th August. The proceedings focused on the multinational and multicultural composition of the Allied forces that fought against the Japanese in the Far East. A small number of veterans and their relatives sat on benches dotted around the gardens, to maintain social distancing. The event was screened live on BBC TV.

Club prizes and winners - June to August 2020

All members of the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club are automatically entered into our monthly prize ballots to win some wonderful prizes. Since the Official Club recommenced operations after a pause forced by the COVID pandemic lock down, these have been the ballot prizes for the months of June to August 2020 and the lucky Club members who won them:

Win a signed copy of John Nichol’s Lancaster

This month, two lucky Club members can each win a signed copy of John Nichol’s latest book, Lancaster, The Forging of a Very British Legend, which tells the story of the legendary aircraft, and the men who flew it.

We will randomly select two winners who will receive one book each.


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