Second world war veterans have turned out to take part in events marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day, the day Japan surrendered and the war ended.
A ceremony was held at Horse Guards Parade in London which was attended by not only veterans, but by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, and the Prime Minister.
A large number of veterans arrived in wheelchairs, proudly wearing their medals, with many of the survivors of the conflict now in their 90's.
Among the veterans attending the celebrations was Douglas Blackwell, 95, who fought against the Japanese in what was then Burma.
He spoke about his experiences to ITV News:
Veterans watched a fly-past of military aircraft including a Hurricane and a current RAF Typhoon fighter jet over Horse Guards.
Actor Charles Dance read the poem The Road to Mandalay, by Rudyard Kipling to the listening crowd.
A service was also held at St Martin-in-the-Fields commemorating those who died in the conflict.
The congregation listened in silence to a recitation of the Kohima Epitaph by John Giddings, 92, "when you go home tell them of us, and say for your tomorrow we gave our today".