VJ Day is commemorated

A short service of remembrance is held at Skipton's war memorial

A short service of remembrance is held at Skipton's war memorial

First published in News Craven Herald: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Reporter

A SMALL group gathered alongside the war memorial, in Skipton High Street, on Friday, at 11am, to commemorate Victory in Japan (VJ) Day.

It marked the end of the 1939-45 conflict in the Pacific with the surrender of the Japanese in August, 1945.

The service was conducted by Father Andrew Summersgill of St Stephen's Church, Skipton, and the Last Post and Reveille were played by the Skipton branch of the Royal British Legion bugle band.

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