VJ Day 75

VJ Day & Worcestershire


VJ Day – Introduction

 


War in the Far East


Worcestershire Regiment in the Far East

 


Family in the Far East

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Oliver Holroft

Oliver Holcroft

Anthony Jackson

Anthony Jackson


RAF in the Far East

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34th Sqn: 1943

34th Sqn: 1943  (c) R Brunt

Ronald Blunt at Palel

Ronald Brunt at Palel

Hurricane of the 34th Sqn - Palel

Hurricane of the 34th Sqn – Palel (c) R Brunt

Operations record book of squadron flights

Operations record book of squadron flights  (c) The National Archives


Kohima

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Burma memorial at Worcester Cathedral

Burma memorial at Worcester Cathedral

Sketch of Col H. Richards - "hero of Kohima"

Sketch of Col H. Richards – “Hero of Kohima”

Image of Naga village, Kohima

Naga village, Kohima  (c) Mercian Regiment Museum

Image of a tank on the road to Imphal

Tank on the road to Imphal   (c) Mercian Regiment Museum

Image of a stone memorial at Kohima

Stone memorial at Kohima  (c) Mercian Regiment Museum


Atomic Bomb and VJ Day – Far East


VJ Day – United Kingdom


VJ Day – Worcester

 


VJ Day – 50th anniversary


VJ Day – Today


VJ Day – Today …further information

Further information

Information Web link
Official website https://ve-vjday75.gov.uk/vjday/
British Legion https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/get-involved/…/vj-day
BBC coverage https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2020/vj-day
The National Archives https://blog.nationalarchives.gov.uk/operations-…japan-1945/

Related information

Information Web link
Our blog post of August 2015 https://www.explorethepast.co.uk/2015/08/remembering-v-j-day/
Our article on Worcester film-maker John Beer who filmed VJ Day being celebrated in the city in 1945 Worcester In Film” 
JukeBox on the 2nd floor of The Hive where we talk of 20 years of Oral Histories talking about “interviews from our very first project ” which includes VJ day
 20 years of Oral Histories 

 

Acknowledgements

Thank you to Patrick Holcroft OBE, Mark Jackson OBE, Roger Brunt, Mercian Regiment Museum, Worcester Cathedral, Worcester News and The National Archives for providing images and information.

Other images, oral history and documents are from our archives.