Second World War Veterans promote VE day events Horse Guards Parade, London, UK 22 Apr 2015
Tpr Oliver Wain, 24, Rick Forest, 89 D-day, Reginald Widerspoon, 90, Charles Jeffries, 93 D-day/Dessert Rat, John Cuthbert, 92, Peter Kent, 90 Royal Navy, Tpr Joel Robinson, 20 - Second World War Veterans, Reg Wilderspin (89) and John Cuthbert (92), and serving Guardsmen on Horse Guards Parade Ground to highlight Royal British Legion events on Victory in Europe (VE) Day. The Legion is also announcing that veterans and their carers will receive funding towards attending the event on the weekend of the 8-10th May.
Places will be available for a series of commemorative events over the weekend including on VE Day itself, Friday 8 May, when a Service of Remembrance will be held at The Cenotaph, with a national two minute silence at 3pm. On Sunday 10 May, there will a Service of Thanksgiving at 11am at Westminster Abbey attended by HM The Queen, followed by a parade from the Abbey to Horse Guards Parade and into St James’s Park, where the Legion will host a lunch reception for the veterans.