AS a country we commemorated the 75th anniversary of VE Day in May, albeit in a socially distanced way during lockdown.

For many people VE Day meant an end to the Second World War with the defeat of Nazi Germany, but not for all.

As Captain Sir Tom Moore commented, the war still continued in South East Asia and the Pacific where thousands of Allied troops fought the Japanese Imperial forces.

Not only that, but thousands of prisoners, both POWs and civilian, were interned in terrible conditions.

VJ Day takes place this coming weekend on August 15 and the Royal British Legion has asked that we observe two minutes silence at 11am to commemorate all those who died or whose lives were affected by that terrible conflict.

There will also be a programme on BBC from the National Memorial Arboretum at the same time, when a commemorative service will be led by HRH the Prince of Wales.

Please observe this anniversary to show they are no longer ‘the Forgotten Army’,