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Search is on for Cumbria's Second World War veterans

Veterans at the Cenotaph to mark 65th anniversary of VJ Day in 2010 Credit: Press Association

The Royal British Legion is calling on Cumbria's Second World War veterans to come forward and take part in a service commemorating the seventieth anniversary of VJ Day.

In Cumbria the commemorations will take the form of a Service of Thanksgiving, Reflection and Remembrance at Carlisle Cathedral on 15 August.

With the focus of the service being on honouring the dwindling numbers of surviving veterans, the Legion hopes as many as possible can attend.

“While we are aware of the veterans who are members of the Royal British Legion, we are equally conscious that there are WW2 veterans living in the county, at home, in care and residential homes who should have the opportunity to be present if they wish.

"We therefore seek the public’s help in locating those veterans, so that we can send them an invitation."

– Eddy Dixon, Cumbria Chairman of the Royal British Legion

Anyone aware of veterans who might want to be invited is asked to provide their name and contact details to the Royal British Legion by calling 01539 734499 or emailing UBell@britishlegion.org.uk

The 'importance of remembrance'

A ceremony has taken place at Carlisle cemetery to remember the city's war dead.

The service included prayers and ex-servicemen, joined by the mayor, laying crosses on the war graves.

Click to visit a list of some of the remembrance services in Cumbria and in Scotland.

Earlier today Ian Payne spoke to the secretary of the Carlisle and Stanwix branch of the Royal British Legion, Tony Parrini.

He was asked how valuable it is for people to continue this tradition.

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Tribute to 'recognise what these people went through'

A ceremony has taken place at Carlisle cemetery to remember the city's war dead.

The city mayor joined ex-servicemen to lay crosses at each of the war graves in the cemetery. The service also included prayers and the playing of The Last Post.

This year's ceremony had an added poignancy, 100 years after the start of World War One.

Remembrance Service pays tribute to the fallen

The service was held at Carlisle Cemetary Credit: ITV Border
Credit: ITV Border

A ceremony has taken place at Carlisle cemetery to remember the city's war dead.

The city's mayor joined ex-servicemen to lay crosses at each of the war graves in the cemetery.

The short service also included prayers and the playing of the last post.

Veterans said this year's ceremony had an added poignancy, coming 100 years after the start of World War One.

Carlisle remembers the fallen

Crosses will be laid in a ceremony similar to last years. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

A tribute to remember the soldiers who died in the two world wars, and other conflicts, takes place in Carlisle today.

The Royal British Legion and the Mayor of Carlisle will meet at Carlisle Cemetery.

They'll lay crosses as part of a ceremony to mark 100 years since the start of World War One.

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Nation's poppies produced in Kendal

The Poppy Appeal launch Credit: ITV News

The Cumbrian launch of this year's Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal at the James Cropper mills at Burneside near Kendal.

The factory makes all of the paper for the country's poppies.

The factory makes the paper for all of the poppies nationwide Credit: ITV News
Members of the armed forces gather for the launch Credit: ITV News