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In Pictures: Veterans gather to remember fallen on VJ Day

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A remembrance service was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day has been marked with a series of events honouring those who fought in the Far East, with some of the veterans who survived the conflict attending.

A remembrance service was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, where a two-minute silence was led by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at 11am.

VJ Day commemorates the victory over the Japanese which signalled the very end of the Second World War.

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The national service of remembrance was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire (Oli Scarff/PA)
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Veterans arrive for the service (Oli Scarff/PA)
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Darbara Singh Bhullar, 97, lays a wreath (Molly Darlington/PA)
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Camilla paid tribute with a poppy posy (Molly Darlington/PA)
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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during the commemoration (Oli Scarff/PA)

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Three Spitfires, a Hurricane and a Lancaster bomber fly over the service (Peter Byrne/PA)

Earlier in the day, wreaths were laid at other memorials to battles within the Far East conflict.

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Colour Sergeant Lil Bahadur Gurung playing the pipes in front of the Burma Star Memorial (Sgt Graham Taylor RAF/MoD/PA)
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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace lays a wreath at the Cenotaph, Whitehall (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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