VJ Day Saturday 15th August 2020
The following information has been received from the Royal British Legion with regard to the commemorations for VJ Day.
“On the 15th August 2020, the nation will commemorate VJ 75 and the recent easing of Her Majesty’s Governments social distancing restrictions means that we are now able to develop plans for a formal event centered around the Act of Remembrance at 11am. This year’s commemoration will be broadcast on BBC One from the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire and will incorporate wreath-laying activity at several of the relevant memorials and artefacts linked to the WW2 campaign in South-East Asia.
In consequence, this will allow for a wider attendance than would normally be the case under extant social distancing restrictions although regrettably, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to allow for mass attendance by members of the public.
That evening on BBC One, there will be a second 90 minute broadcast based on a Ministry of Defence led commemorative programme from London.”
Members are urged to participate in a Two Minute Silence at 11am on Saturday 15th August.
Friday 18th – Monday 21st September 2020 Annual Reunion and AGM
The National Committee regrets to inform you that due to circumstances beyond our control we are unable to hold the Reunion and AGM this year. Mill Rythe Holiday Village have for most of this year so far been close due to the regulations following the Covid – 19 outbreak. They have decided to bring forward their planned closure and refurbishment of the facilities they planned to start in July 2021 to now start in July 2020. As a result the Holiday Village will remain closed until next summer. Those already booked will be contacted in due course by the Mill Rythe Holiday Village booking office.
Further information will be released when we are in a position to reschedule the event.
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