Exmouth remembers VJ Day 75 years on

A short service was held at the memorial in The Strand to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. Pictu

A short service was held at the memorial in The Strand to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion - Credit: Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion

Members of Exmouth’s Royal British Legion branch gathered to mark 75 years since VJ Day.

A piper played at the end of the service. Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion

A piper played at the end of the service. Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion - Credit: Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion

On August 15, 1945, Japan officially surrendered effectively ending World War Two.

To mark 75 years since that date, members of the Exmouth Royal British Legion Branch gathered – in a socially-distanced way - at the war memorial in The Strand to remember those who died in the conflict.

Bagpipes played as the Royal British Legion Standard was lowered and a wreath laid on the war memorial.

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Veterans gather as the Royal British Legion Standard is lowered during the service. Picture: Si Reed

Veterans gather as the Royal British Legion Standard is lowered during the service. Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion - Credit: Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion

The Exmouth Royal British Legion branch laid a wreath at the step of the memorial. Picture: Si Reed/

The Exmouth Royal British Legion branch laid a wreath at the step of the memorial. Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion - Credit: Picture: Si Reed/Exmouth Royal British Legion


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