ADD298 70th Anniversary Commemorations of VE Day

Type of decision: 
Assistant Director's decision
Code: 
ADD298
Date signed: 
15 April 2015
Decision by: 
Emma Strain, Assistant Director of External Relations

Executive summary

Friday 8 May 2015 is the 70th Anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day. This is a particularly important year for these commemorations, as it is likely to be the last significant anniversary where ex-Service and civilian men and women who contributed to the war effort will still be able to participate. It is also an important time to pass on this information and educate the next generation of young people who have become further removed from this part of our history over the generations.

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