Saturday 30 June 2018

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Armed Forces Day shared Royal Navy's video. ...

Are you heading down to watch HMS Queen Elizabeth's first ever entry to Portsmouth tomorrow? Use our Snapchat filter to show your support for the ship's company.www.royalnavy.mod.uk/news-and-latest-activity/news/2017/august/14/170814-hms-queen-elizabeth-to-a...

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#OnThisDay in 1945 news broke around the world that the Second World War was finally over, Japan had surrendered to the Allies #VJDay ...

On this day in 1945, news broke around the world that the Second World War was finally over, Japan had surrendered to the Allies after almost six years of war. The 15 August was declared Victory in Japan day and was marked by two-day holidays in the UK, the USA and Australia.Prime Minister Clement Attlee confirmed the news in a broadcast saying, "The last of our enemies is laid low." He expressed gratitude to Britain's allies, the United States, Australia and New Zealand, India, Burma, all countries occupied by Japan and to the USSR.The King also addressed the nation in a broadcast from his study at Buckingham Palace, he said, "Our hearts are full to overflowing, as are your own. Yet there is not one of us who has experienced this terrible war who does not realise that we shall feel its inevitable consequences long after we have all forgotten our rejoicings today." #VJDay

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Did you know that there are original First World War training trenches at Royal Air Force Halton?

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