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Category Archives: Centenary Events And Armed Forces Days

OUT NOW - the Summer issue of our regular Forces War Records magazine - 'Journal' (we hope you like the refreshed look), and we've created a NEW magazine for you - 'Heredity', it's especially for all you genealogy buffs and includes a useful 'Family Relationship Chart'.
Today, August 15th marks the 72th anniversary of the announcement that Japan had surrendered to the Allies in 1945 - ending nearly six years of the Second World War. The day is known as 'Victory in Japan Day' or 'VJ Day' celebrating peace and commemorating all those who fought and lost their lives. Learn more about today’s history:
Veterans' Day was first observed in 2006 in the United Kingdom and then in 2009 the focus and name of the event changed to Armed Forces Day. Rather than only commemorate veterans, it became a day when the public in UK could show their appreciation for all the men and women in the British Armed Forces serving or retired, full time or part time. READ MORE HERE:

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