VE Day service held at Clacton War Memorial

Monday, 9 May, 2022
Tendring District Council Chairman Councillor Peter Harris with standard bearers and veterans at Clacton War memorial

Veterans, military organisations and residents stood side-by-side to commemorate the end of the Second World War in Europe on Clacton seafront at the weekend.

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 on Sunday (8 May).

The service was led by Rev Mother Louise Oliver, with a reading by the TDC Chairman Peter Harris.

Cllr Harris thanked those who came along to the ceremony, including the standards on parade.

“I was glad to see so many people from different backgrounds come together to mark the anniversary of VE Day,” Councillor Harris added.

“This is our chance for us 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.”

Dan Casey, President of the Clacton branch of the Royal British Legion, added: “With conflict occurring once again in Europe it was poignant to attend this service and commemorate those who serve their country. Thank you to all who came along.”

Last updated on: 09/05/2022 - 16:47