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Preston veterans mark VJ Day when WWII fighting ended

Posted on - 16th August, 2017 - 2:03pm | Author - | Posted in - Events, History, News, Ribbleton
The veterans stand to attention during the service Pic: John Duckworth
The veterans stand to attention during the service Pic: John Duckworth

Military veterans and dignitaries joined together to mark the anniversary of the end of fighting in the Second World War.

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A memorial service took place at Preston Cemetery in Ribbleton on Tuesday (15 August).

It marked 72 years to the day when Japan surrendered – meaning an end to the conflict.

The service, attended by the Mayor of Preston councillor Brian Rollo and mayoress Trisha Rollo, was conducted by Reverend Timothy Lipscomb the vicar of Preston and chaplain to the Veterans Council.

Mayor Rollo watched proceedings Pic: John Duckworth
Mayor Rollo watched proceedings Pic: John Duckworth

Former armed forces personnel of the Preston and District Veterans Council paraded into the cemetery and displayed their standards at the war memorial.

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Father Timothy Lipscomb conducts the service Pic: John Duckworth
Father Timothy Lipscomb conducts the service Pic: John Duckworth

Colonel Bernard Stam laid a wreath at the memorial as the Last Post rang out.

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