VJ Day 75th Anniversary
Stratford's Veterans of the Far East Campaign will be central to commemorating VJ Day on Saturday August 15th. Our event will pay tribute to the tens of thousands of service personal from across the UK and Commonwealth who fought and died and those who were held prisoner. We will have a special mention for the brave men of Stratford upon Avon and all those who came back whose lives were changed forever. VE Day celebrated the end of the European War, VJ Day commemorates the end of the World War for all nations.
Stratford Town Council, Welcombe Radio, Escape Arts are again working together to digitally broadcast commemorations. We are delighted to be joined in the production of this broadcast by Lesley Clark Chairman and Treasurer of JAVA FEPOW, and Chaplin Pauline Simpson BEM FEPOW (Far East Prisoners of War). Many of you will know that JAVA FEPO for some years held their annual reunion at the Falcone Hotel and this included a short service at our War Memorial and hospitality at the British Legion Hall.
To help commemorate the day we invite the people of Stratford and surrounding are to take part in to our 'PEACE POETRY CORNER'. You are invited to write poems and short stories about Peace and then we will read them out on the day via our broadcast (closing date 3rd August).