War veterans, organisations and residents stood side by side to commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe on Clacton seafront today.
The Royal British Legion (RBL) and Tendring District Council (TDC) staged a VE Day service at the town’s War Memorial Gardens on Marine Parade West at 11am.
The service was led by Rev David Lower with a reading by the TDC Chairman Cllr Mark Platt and Jamie Robinson, Chairman of Clacton RBL, was the Parade Marshal.
Mr Robinson thanked those who came along to the ceremony, including pupils from Clacton County High School, and six standards on parade.
“To see everyone join together on this very important day to mark the anniversary of VE Day in this way is heart-warming,” he added.
“It is a chance for us all to stand side by side to remember the end of the Second World War in Europe – as well as the sacrifices made by so many men and women during that conflict.”