VJ75 Commemorative Initiatives

VJ Day 75th anniversary

Commemorations will be held to mark the 75th Anniversary of the Victory over Japan Day will be recognised on 15 August, commemorating the final end of the Second World War 

Veterans of the Far East campaign will be at the heart of the commemorations as the nation thanks them for their service and sacrifice. Events will also pay tribute to the tens of thousands of service personnel from across the UK and the Commonwealth who fought and died in the war against Japan, including all those who were held as prisoners of war by the Japanese.

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in the coming weeks the Government will announce plans to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. Also The Royal British Legion is currently reviewing its plans to commemorate VJ Day at the National Memorial Arboretum.

The Government and The Royal British Legion are fully committed to commemorating VJ Day on Saturday 15 August. They are developing  plans in line with the latest Government guidance and will announce the various programmes in due course.