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London remembers the sacrifice of the Second World War generation- Victory in Europe Day 70 years ago

Chelsea Pensioners- veterans of World War II arriving at Westminster Abbey for the 75 Victory in Europe Day service of remembrance. Image:@wabbey

Chelsea Pensioners- veterans of World War II arriving at Westminster Abbey for the 75 Victory in Europe Day service of remembrance. Image:@wabbey

LMMNews reporters

London has remembered and given thanks to the Second World War generation on the third day of commemorations for Victory in Europe Day 70 years ago.

Pride of place has been given to the presence of around 1,000 surviving veterans of all services.

Flypasts, religious services, marches, parades, a concert, a light show, the ringing of church and cathedral bells and respecting minutes of silence have all been presented as gratitude to those still living and remembrance for those no longer with us.

The Red Arrows streak over the River Thames. This wonderful image taken by @TowerRNLI

The Red Arrows streak over the River Thames. This wonderful image taken by @TowerRNLI

One of the veterans of that conflict is Her Majesty The Queen herself who laid a wreath on the tomb of the unknown soldier at Westminster Abbey.








The day’s celebration of the idea of liberation and democracy through Victory in Europe has also been marked by the participation of membes of the Metropolitan Police, London Ambulance Service and London Fire Brigade.

London Fire Brigade







Police




Ambulance






The images taken by professional photographers

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