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.