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POTTERNE BRANCH

POTTERNE BRANCH

President:

Sqn Ldr John Mann MBE BSc

VJ Day 75 - The Potterne Branch of the Royal British Legion marks VJ Day, 15th Aug

Under normal circumstances, the Potterne Branch of the Royal British Legion would have held a public service to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, such a gathering would have been neither acceptable nor desirable, so the RBL Branch decided to hold a small, private ceremony at Soldier's Walk, but captured on video and published on the internet for the village to see.
As well as remembering VJ Day, the service also included a blessing of Soldiers' Walk, and the dedication of a bench in memory of past RBL members. Finally, the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War, 25th June, was remembered, as the pandemic had unfortunately precluded any ceremony on that date.

The video of the VJ Day Service is below; and, if you click on the green button below the video, you can read Lt Col Robin Hodges' interesting "Reflections on VJ Day".

Video courtesy of Stuart Bridewell.

ST MARY'S CHURCH

ST MARY'S CHURCH

Rector: Rev Ali Bridewell

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