Second World War veterans gathered for VJ Day celebrations in London today. Among them was 95-year-old Douglas Blackwell who had fought against the Japanese in what was then Burma.
He spoke to ITV News:
Among those attending VJ Day celebration in London were survivors of Japanese Prisoner of War camps.
Two men who had been child prisoners at the Stanley Internment Camp in Hong Kong met for the first time, in a moment of excitement amid a day that was often somber.
The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall have met war veterans at a lively reception as part of VJ Day celebrations.
More than 1,000 people attended the event, hosted by the Royal British Legion and held in the grounds of Westminster Abbey amid a day of remembrance events.
The 350 veterans, who were joined by David Cameron, were clapped and cheered as they arrived, with one of them joking: "Where's the beer tent?"
World war two veteran Len Gibson, who spent three and a half years as a Japanese prisoner of war, said nobody thought they would survive longer than two or three weeks in the camp.
He was at the VJ Day service in Sunderland today 70 years on.
I lost most of my friends. I used to worry about making good friends because I would as soon lose them.
Crowds watching the VJ Day celebrations in London were entertained by a fly-past of military aircraft, but technical issues meant only three of the five expected planes took part.
A Dakota, Hurricane and current RAF Typhoon fighter jet flew over the capital.
But the well-loved Spitfire and the Royal Navy's Swordfish, the world's oldest surviving bi-plane, were absent from the spectacle.
A spokeswoman from the ministry of defence said: "The Swordfish was unable to take part in today's Victory over Japan Day anniversary celebrations due to a last minute minor technical issue, which prevented the aircraft from flying."
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Former servicemen and women gathered in Chesterfield to commemorate the end of the Second World War and VJ Day.
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A service to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War with Japan is getting underway in Sunderland.
Wreaths will be laid at Sunderland War Memorial.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have arrived at St Martin-in-the-Fields church in central London for a service of commemoration to mark the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.