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The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Pamela Bryant, and the Executive Leader, Cllr Seán Woodward, raising the VJ Day flag

The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Pamela Bryant, and the Executive Leader, Cllr Seán Woodward, raising the VJ Day flag

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15 August 2020

Raising a flag for VJ Day

Fareham is flying a flag to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War - VJ Day.

The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Pamela Bryant, and the Executive Leader, Cllr Seán Woodward, raised the official VJ Day commemorative flag at the air traffic control tower at Solent Airport.

The Second World War was finally over on August 15, 1945, when the Japanese forces surrendered to the allied forces. This followed on from VE Day - Victory in Europe Day - which was marked in May.

A number of events had originally been planned nationally and regionally to mark the two days but most of them have had to be cancelled or postponed because of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

However, some events are still taking place to mark the occasion, including a two minute silence to remember those who died which is being held at 11am on the 15th.

Commemorations like these are especially poignant for towns like Fareham with a very strong link to the military and the armed forces.

The Mayor of Fareham, Cllr Pamela Bryant said: “It is a great privilege to be here to commemorate the 75 years since VJ Day, a day that we should mark and respect those that went before us.

“I have a personal interest in this because my father and my father-in-law were both involved in VJ Day.”


Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Councillor Seán Woodward, said: “I am really pleased to be able to join the Mayor of Fareham today to raise the VJ Day commemorative flag. This is a very important event - particularly for Fareham with our very strong connections with the armed forces.

“Many people in the Borough have relatives that were involved in the fighting. It was a very important day for the world and I am delighted that we are able to mark it today in Fareham.”






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