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15th August 2020 / News archive

Victory in Japan (VJ Day)

As a part of the national commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, VJ Day on 15 August 2020 will also be recognised.

Chippenham Town Council have produced a collaborative video which includes comment from the Mayor of Chippenham, Lord Lieutenant HM, Michelle Donelan MP, Major Gareth Roberts 2ic 9 Regiment RLC, Brian Pratt Royal British Legion with bugle playing from the 10th Chippenham Scout Group.

Mayor of Chippenham, Councillor Teresa Hutton said of the video “It is important for our community to remember and say thank you to all of those in the armed services for their commitment and their sacrifice.”

This is the latest in a series of videos which have been produced by Chippenham Town Council as part of their socially distant civic events programme.

Watch the video HERE

Our thanks go to everyone who has taken part in the video with special thanks to  Mr Nick Selby of Chippenham 1939-45 for his help in supplying names for the roll of honour.