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VJ Day

Celebrating the 70th anniversary 

August 15 marks the 70th anniversary of Victory in Japan Day – the end of all hostilities in the Second World War. While peace arrived in Europe in May 1945, those fighting in the Far East continued until Japan’s surrender in the wake of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombs.

On this site you can learn more about VJ Day and hear from RAF veterans who survived the conflict in our series of exclusive blogs. You can also watch our video interview with former RAF ground crew engineer Ron Short who describes the moment he knew the war was finally over.

BLOGS

  • Joan Fraser
    "War was finally over"

    For some Victory in Japan was a more muted celebration, in contrast to the jubilation of Victory in Europe Day. WAAF air woman Joan Fraser tells her story.

An interview with veteran Ron Short

 

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