VJ Day: Book of Reflection

VJ Day: Book of Reflection

Leave a message in our Book of Reflection to commemorate VJ Day on Saturday 15th August.

Soldiers during the war

Saturday 15th August marks the 75th anniversary of victory over Japan. The Japanese surrender saw peace after six years of warfare. VJ Day offers Broxtowe residents the chance to reflect. On this day we ask Broxtowe residents to take a moment to reflect on the magnitude of the Second World War and what the declaration of peace would have meant to the people of Great Britain.

Below, you can leave a message to those who sacrificed for us and those who continue to do so. 

 

  • For 4855527, CSM J B Ancliffe. 1st Btn the Leicestershire Regiment. Left Nottingham for the far east in January 1940, taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore, and didn’t see Nottingham until September 1945. Whilst we will always thank god that he returned, so many didn’t! We owe him and many others a debt that cannot be repaid. Freedom didn't come cheap! So proud of you Dad xx

    Geraldine Edwards

  • Special honour to my own Dad and his companions who fought to defend Singapore, and suffered as POW slaves afterwards till the end of the war.

    Ken Elmer

  • In memory of my Uncle Pte George Turton 1st/5th Sherwood Foresters, resident of Beeston. Captured in the fall of Singapore, in army list he died aged 26 on 8/8/1945 (or 13/8/1945 in another pow diary ). Buried in Kanchanaburi cemetery, Thailland. R.I.P

    Joanna Turton

  • In memory of my Uncle Pte George Turton 1st/5th Sherwood Foresters, resident of Beeston. Captured in the fall of Singapore, in army list he died aged 26 on 8/8/1945 (or 13/8/1945 in another pow diary ). Buried in Kanchanaburi cemetery, Thailland. R.I.P

    Joanna Turton

  • Just lost my Grandad at the age of 101, but I may never have known him. Enlisted in June 1939 & was called up in Sept 1945. From Marlpool Heanor to the Northants Regiment and then sent to India. Ended up joining the Indian Army and fought in Burma with the Ghurka's. My Grandad always said that war is a terrible thing that nobody ever wins. We as a family will be remembering those not so fortunate that never returned home to their families.

    Jo Musson

  • We should never forget our brave young men who fought and died so we could enjoy our freedoms today. VJ is a reminder that the war carried on after our victory in Europe and many more young men and women lost their lives. On VJ day I will be thinking about the families that lost loved ones all those years ago.

    Lee Anderson MP

  • Remembering Albert Arthur Hunt ( Mick)who fought with Order Wingate's Chindits behind enemy lines in Burma. He was one of the few survivers who came back. He suffered until the day he died with maleria and he suffered mentally from those terrible days. RIP Uncle Mick a true hero, who NEVER spoke about the horrors of the Japanese war. Remembering the Forgotten Army.

    Arthur Jamison

  • Corporal Douglas Kirkham 4805642 Unit 7IHB The Lincolnshire Regiment called up 18/4/1940 until 24/1/1946. Served at least in India and Burma. Had all the tropical diseases ie yellow fever, malaria. Remembering all the people involved in the war those who returned and those who didn't return.

    Jean Kirkham




Contact
Broxtowe Borough Council
tel: 0115 917 7777