Military veterans and dignitaries joined together to mark the anniversary of the end of fighting in the Second World War.Advertisement
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.
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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Colonel Bernard Stam laid a wreath at the memorial as the Last Post rang out.