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Wimborne marks VJ Day 75

A short service to mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day took place beside the war memorial on the Minster Green adjacent to the Minster Church of St Cuthburga on Saturday 15 August.

Photograph showing social distancing by Tom Scrase
Photograph showing social distancing by Tom Scrase

It was led by the rector of Wimborne Minster the Rev Canon Andrew Rowland.

Four roll callers read out the names and regiments of those from the town who fell during the Second World War. The Last Post was sounded and the Exhortation read. Two minutes silence at 11am was followed by the Reveille and the Kohima Plea. The Mayor, Cllr Shane Bartlett and the president/chairman of the Wimborne Branch of the Royal British Legion laid wreaths.

Social distancing was observed throughout the short service.

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