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World War Two veterans visit primary school to mark 100 days until VE Day 75

Photo: Image of Second World War veterans Mervyn Kersh (left), Marzena Schejbal (centre) and Neil Flanigan MBE (right), with pupils at the Sandhurst Primary school in London. Crown Copyright

 

Three World War Two veterans visited Sandhurst Primary School in London recently to educate year 6 pupils on their wartime experiences, while also raising awareness of the 75th anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day this year.

The event included an interactive learning session from the National Army Museum, a veteran’s Q+A with personnel from the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery and a live performance from the D-Day Darlings.

The Royal British Legion’s event marked 100 days to go until the VE Day 75 commemorations in Central London, where the Legion are inviting 750 individuals from the World War Two-era generation to take part in a programme of events in May.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace said: “We’re delighted to once again work closely with The Royal British Legion and an array of organisations and charities. It is this government’s hope that VE Day 75 and VJ Day 75 leaves a lasting legacy and provides an opportunity for people young and old to reflect on the achievements and sacrifice of our Second World War generation.’’

For more on what’s planned for VE Day, keep an eye on the events pages in Classic Military Vehicle magazine or visit: www.veday75.org

 

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