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VJ Day – New Milton Remembers - Goff Beck August 22, 2015

VJ Day – New Milton Remembers

A bright sunny dawn on Saturday 15th August, 2015 ensured fine weather for those veterans,  Legionnaires, members of the general public and councillors who mustered at the New Milton War Memorial at 11.00am  to commemorate and remember those who gave their lives during the Japanese war in the Far East.

The Town Mayor welcomed all to the Service of Remembrance and Dedication which was conducted by the Rev David John, the minister of Ashley Baptist Church, whose address included words of Remembrance to those local people who were victims of the German bombing of New Milton on the 23 August, 1940.

Mr Rob Mangles sounded the Last Post and Reveille, the Exhortation and Kohema were recited by Col (retired) Ron Back, Chairman of the New Milton Branch of the Royal British Legion.