Crowds turn out for VJ Day commemorations in Bury St Edmunds

Parade and service to mark VJ Day in Bury St Edmunds.

Parade and service to mark VJ Day in Bury St Edmunds.

The market town of Bury St Edmunds has commemorated 70 years since the Allies’ victory over Japan with a parade and service.

Contingents from RAF Honington and RAF Lakenheath were joined by civic dignitaries, representatives of veterans’ associations and cadets on Angel Hill to remember all those who died and to make a commitment to continue the work of building peace.

VJ Day marks when Japan surrended on August 15, 1945, after two atomic bombs were dropped on the country, ending the Second World War.

After the service, Ernie Broom, who was representing the Bury St Edmunds branch of the RAF Association, said: “We must remember them. I don’t think we realise just what they went through for us. We are here today because of them.”

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