Whilst VE Day marked the end of the war in Europe in May 1945, many thousands of Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East.
15 August 2020 is the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, marking both the surrender of Japan and the end of the Second World War.
Fighting in the Asia-Pacific took place from Hawaii to North East India. Britain and the Commonwealth’s principal fighting force, the Fourteenth Army, was one of the most diverse in history – over 40 languages were spoken, and all the world’s major religions represented. The descendants of many of the Commonwealth veterans of that army are today part of multicultural communities up and down the UK, a lasting legacy to the success and comradeship of those who fought in the Asia-Pacific.
Investment & Retirement Solutions Ltd, a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant is a proud recipient of the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Bronze Award. As part of our commitment to do our bit to support members and families of HM Armed Services, the Reserve Forces, the Cadet Forces and former Veterans; we’re going to repeat what we did in May for VE Day and keep our telephone lines manned between 10am and 2pm today, VJ Day 2020 for the exclusive benefit of those serving in the regular, reserve and cadet forces, and veterans or their families.