Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C

Search

Anniversary of end of Second World War marked at Clacton

PUBLISHED: 16:27 16 August 2018 | UPDATED: 16:27 16 August 2018

Chris Amost from Tendring council pays his respects during the VJ Day commemoration in Clacton. Picture: TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL

Chris Amost from Tendring council pays his respects during the VJ Day commemoration in Clacton. Picture: TENDRING DISTRICT COUNCIL

Archant

People gathered at Clacton War Memorial at the weekend to mark the 73rd anniversary of VJ Day – the final end of the Second World War.

The service was hosted by the Royal British Legion and supported by Tendring District Council.

A number of groups and organisations were represented with three Standards on a parade which was led by Parade Marshal Jamie Robertson.

The service was conducted at the War Memorial by the Rev Phil Sacre with an exhortation by Dan Casey, President of Clacton RBL.

Tendring District Council (TDC) Chairman Mark Platt read Psalm 46, verses 1-7 and the Last Post was played.

The service of commemoration marks the achievements of the UK and the Allies in their victory in the Far East.

It was the opportunity to pay tribute to the 580,406 UK and Commonwealth Forces and 67,073 UK civilians who lost their lives during the war.

Have you always dreamed of running your own business from home? This property is perfect for that with its 46ft renovated barn/office space. Take a look inside here.

Suffolk Highways has announced on social media that one of its workers was ‘driven into’ and racially abused as he assisted in a fatal crash on the A12 today.

Stansted Airport’s expansion plans have been approved by Uttlesford District Council’s planning committee.

Delays and cancellations continue on trains going to and from London Liverpool Street after an earlier points failure.

Millions of pounds of cutbacks for council services in Suffolk next year have been revealed – with homes facing further council tax rises for the next three years.

Suffolk police are appealing for information after a man exposed himself to a dog walker in Tuddenham.

When you watch a comedian like Ross Noble, you’ve got to expect the unexpected.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24