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Hear veterans' tales at VJ Day service

Relatives of two soldiers who served in the Far East and were held as prisoners of war by the Japanese will pay tribute to them at a special VJ Day service on Friday.

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Their stories will be at the heart of the service at St Peter's Church, Wisbech, on Friday at 2.30pm.

They will also lay a wreath at the memorial to those who died in the Far East  that is in the church. The High Sheriff of Cambridgeshire, Captain Victor Lucas DL RN, will also lay a wreath there.

The event has been organised  by Fenland District Council to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Japanese surrender that brought an end to the Second World War.

It will be hosted by FDC chairman  Councillor Carol Cox. She said she hoped as many people as possible would attend the event, particularly service veterans and their families.

"It gives us the chance to remember and honour all those men and women who served, suffered and died in the war and particularly those who were caught up in the fighting in the Far East," she said.

The service is being held the day before the UK's official VJ Day. Light refreshments will be served in the church afterwards.

For more details, contact Sharon Smith at Fenland District Council on 01354 622281 or email:  sharonsmith@fenland.gov.uk