VJ Day commemorations in Leiston were ‘poignant’ occasion

The president of Leiston Old Comrades Association has read the exhortation 70 years after his grandfather did the same.

Leiston’s VJ Day commemorations at the Leiston Long Shop Museum were a “very poignant Leiston occasion,” John Richardson said.

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

Mr Richardson said: “On this day 70 years ago there was a very big thanksgiving service in Leiston Church with something like 700 people present and my grandfather, Colonel Sir Frank Garrett, read the exhortation and I was privileged to do so again.”

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