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75th anniversary of VJ Day – Respects paid in Singapore

10th August 2020

75th anniversary of VJ Day

Colonel J C Murray (The Royal Gurkha Rifles) currently assigned as the Chief of Staff, British Defence Staff (South East Asia) British High Commission, Singapore, has taken time to mark the commemoration of Victory over Japan 75 years ago.

Paying respects with some of his staff at the Singapore Memorial where the names of many Gurkhas are inscribed.

The Singapore Memorial, with its huge star-topped central pylon, rises to a height of 24 metres. This memorial bears the names of more than 24,346 Allied soldiers and airmen killed in Southeast Asia who have no known grave.

The 15th August 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War. Join us as we remember and recognise all those who served and sacrificed in the Far East and ultimately brought an end to the Second World War.

75th anniversary of VJ Day
75th anniversary of VJ Day
75th anniversary of VJ Day

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