A small socially-distanced commemoration to celebrate VJ Day took place in Marlow on Saturday, August 15.

Wreaths were laid at the Causeway War Memorial in honour and remembrance of those who died and were affected by the Far East campaign, which ended in 1945.

John Chapman, the President of Marlow Royal British Legion, and Shaun Murphy, Chairman were both in attendance, as were deputy Mayor Bob Johnson and Cllr Suzanne Brown.

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Mayor Richard Scott laid his wreath prior to the service, as he was also involved in a service at the Burma Association Memorial in High Wycombe.

Two minutes’ silence was observed, with Simon Davie playing the Last Post and Reveille.

Mr Chapman recited the Kohima Epitaph, while Mr Murphy gave a short speech about the men involved in the conflict.

Wreaths were laid on behalf of Buckinghamshire Council, Marlow Town Council and the Royal British Legion.

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Every year, Marlow Town Council arrange a party in the town to celebrate Japan surrendering their stance in World War II, which effectively brought the deadliest conflict in history to an end.

The war, which lasted for six years and one day, claimed the lives of roughly 80m people.

It officially ended 17 days later after Japan surrendered, on September 2, 1945.