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VJ Day Events

On Saturday 15th August Thetford held two events to mark the 70th anniversary of victory over Japan and the end of the Second World War.

Among those present at both events was Jimmy Hook a FEPOW veteran and relatives of FEPOW veterans, as well as The Mayor of Thetford Cllr Robert Kybird, members of the Royal British Legion (Thetford Branch), members of the Royal Air Forces Association and other Civic guests.

The first event was a Wreath Laying Service at the FEPOW Memorial Tree, Nuns Bridges. A parade of Standards marched to the Tree and Rev Julian Sanders gave a short Prayer/Address. Wreaths were laid by: The Mayor of Thetford, RAF Honington, Royal British Legion (Thetford Branch), Royal Air Forces Association, 1109 (Thetford) Squadron ATC and Jimmy Hook.

The second event was a Parade and Service at King’s House. The Service was led by Canon Bob Baker.

Thetford Town Councillors, the Chairman of Breckland Council Cllr Gordon Bambridge and representatives from RAF Honington, Lakenheath and Mildenhall attended the Parade and Service.

Thetford Town Council wishes to thank the following:
Royal British Legion (Thetford Branch) and Royal Air Forces Association for organising the Wreath Laying Service at the FEPOW Memorial Tree and the Parade and Service at King’s House.
Rev Julian Sanders for the Prayer/Address at the FEPOW memorial Tree Wreath Laying Service.
Elliot Sanders for playing the trumpet at the FEPOW memorial Tree Wreath Laying Service.
David Napier, President of Thetford & Brandon FEPOW, for bringing FEPOW veteran Jimmy Hook to both events.
Relatives of FEPOW veterans for attending both events.
Canon Bob Baker for the Service at King’s House.
Mervyn Lambert for the loan of the road closure signs.

Please have a look at our Facebook page for all the pictures from Saturday

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