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At 9pm on Friday 8 May, the Legion took part in a UK-wide rendition of Dame Vera Lynn’s ‘We’ll Meet Again’ to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.
Grab a cup of tea and join us for a livestream as we bring the World War Two generation together with today’s generation to share experiences.
8 May 1945 – Victory in Europe Day (VE DAY) – is a day etched in the memory of everyone who witnessed it. After nearly six years of war Germany officially surrendered on 7 May 1945 and the conflict was finally over.
Most people remember where they were or how they found out the Second World War was coming to an end. As the war ended in Europe, we share the VE Day stories of those who lived through it.
Jack Ansell was called up to serve in the Second World War while working at the Post Office. He joined the Royal Signals before being captured in Greece in 1941 and spent four years as a prissoner of war in Austria.
Alec Penstone was 15 years old and worked in a factory when war broke out in 1939. After volunteering as a part time (Air Raid Precautions) messenger during the Blitz he joined the Royal Navy.
Feel-good cook Melissa Hemsley is helping us celebrate VE Day with her root veg fritters recipe, inspired by the waste-not rationing mentality of World War Two.
Born in pre-partition India in a village in Rawalpindi Muhammad Hussain, 95, was 16 years old when he ran away from home to enlist in the British Indian Army during the Second World War.
2020 marks 70 years since the start of the Korean war, a war that has never formally ended and many believe has been forgotten.
When war broke out in Korea in 1950 Bill Fox jumped at the chance for adventure and volunteered to serve. But he had no idea what was in store for him on the other side of the world.
As Europe celebrated the surrender of German forces on VE Day, thousands of British, Commonwealth and Allied Armed Forces personnel were still involved in bitter fighting in the Far East.
Rajindar Singh Dhatt was living in pre-partition India when the Second World War broke out. He joined the army and fought at Kohima and Imphal in North East India.
Joseph Hammond was at school in Ghana when the Second World war broke out. In 1943 he joined the army and was drafted to serve in the 82nd West African Division alongside Gurkha and British forces as part of the Fourteenth Army.
The incredible story of how Major John Monro escapes a Japanese POW camp during the Second World War and received the Military Cross.
Michael Tibbs, 98, joined the Royal Navy at the age of 18 after the outbreak of the Second World War, following in the footsteps of his father who was a Naval Chaplain.
Joshua was 19 when he joined the Army in Gold Coast (now Ghana) and went on to serve in the Far East campaign in pre-partition India and Burma.