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"We lifted the piano out and lit it on the parade square"

Seventy-six years ago today the Allies celebrated as peace was declared in Europe. Such was the delight of Sonny Davies and his comrades, they dragged a piano into the…

6 May 2021
Nobby Hill

"We were glad we wouldn't hear the sirens anymore"

As the nation prepares to mark 76 years since VE Day tomorrow, RAF veteran Nobby Hill tells us what it was like as a teenager.

7 May 2021

14-year-old Jessica hosts virtual VE Day concert

A 14-year-old who lives in West Yorkshire hosted a virtual VE Day concert on Friday 8 May to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

RAF veterans receive VE Day party packages to celebrate at home

With the country in lockdown and the public participation element of VE Day 75 commemorations cancelled, the RAF Benevolent Fund has taken the party to veterans living…

"I remember dancing in the street with mum and dad"

As the nation looks to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on Friday, we spoke to RAF veteran Reg Lawrence about what he remembers from the historic day. Just a…

"I had never seen so much food in all my life"

Warrant Officer Jack Watson will mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day quietly, remembering his comrades and the 'band of brothers' who saw him through 77 operations…

4 May 2020