VJ Day 75 marked by ceremony in Alderney

ALDERNEY remembered the ending of the Second World War in the Far East on Saturday with a small church service held in the Memorial Gardens in Victoria Street to the mark the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day.

Wreaths were laid by a representative of the Royal British Legion and by States President William Tate.

The ceremony included the Royal British Legion and town crier Kevin Moore. (Picture by David Nash)

Attended by a small group of locals and States members, the new town crier, Kevin Moore, gave the loyal proclamation which was given simultaneously across the globe, and the bells of St Anne’s Parish Church rang exactly 75 times to mark the event.

After an address by the President and a prayer from local vicar the Rev. Jan Fowler, local music student Dani Woodnutt played the Last Post and a two minute silence was observed.

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