Nation gathers to mark 65th anniversary of VJ Day
Services have been held around the UK to mark the 65th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day.
The Prince of Wales and Prime Minister David Cameron joined veterans at the Cenotaph in London to mark the loss of almost 30,000 UK lives in the Far East.
Mr Cameron said Britain must never forget the sacrifices made by those who served in World War II.
He said they had fought in "ferocious conditions" and "witnessed incomprehensible horrors".
RAF veteran Peter Proctor, from Southport, Merseyside, was among those who took part in the service at the Cenotaph.
Reunion of comrades
The 88-year-old, who saw service in Africa and India, before joining 11 Squadron in Burma, said it was important to remember the sacrifice of the so-called Forgotten Army.
"When the war ended in Europe there were great celebrations, people were saying the war is over, but it was still going on in the Far East," he said.
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