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In Pictures: Veterans gather to remember fallen on VJ Day

A remembrance service was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

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Many of the veterans are now in their 90s (Oli Scarff/PA)

Many of the veterans are now in their 90s (Oli Scarff/PA)

Many of the veterans are now in their 90s (Oli Scarff/PA)

The 75th anniversary of VJ Day has been marked with a series of events honouring those who fought in the Far East, with some of the veterans who survived the conflict attending.

A remembrance service was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire, where a two-minute silence was led by the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at 11am.

VJ Day commemorates the victory over the Japanese which signalled the very end of the Second World War.

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The national service of remembrance was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire (Oli Scarff/PA)

The national service of remembrance was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire (Oli Scarff/PA)

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The national service of remembrance was held at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire (Oli Scarff/PA)

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Charles laid a wreath (Molly Darlington/PA)

Charles laid a wreath (Molly Darlington/PA)

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Charles laid a wreath (Molly Darlington/PA)

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Veterans arrive for the service (Oli Scarff/PA)

Veterans arrive for the service (Oli Scarff/PA)

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Veterans arrive for the service (Oli Scarff/PA)

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A veteran stands to greet the Prince of Wales (Oli Scarff/PA)

A veteran stands to greet the Prince of Wales (Oli Scarff/PA)

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A veteran stands to greet the Prince of Wales (Oli Scarff/PA)

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Darbara Singh Bhullar, 97, lays a wreath (Molly Darlington/PA)

Darbara Singh Bhullar, 97, lays a wreath (Molly Darlington/PA)

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Darbara Singh Bhullar, 97, lays a wreath (Molly Darlington/PA)

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Each veteran was given a bench to sit on to ensure social distancing (Oli Scarff/PA)

Each veteran was given a bench to sit on to ensure social distancing (Oli Scarff/PA)

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Each veteran was given a bench to sit on to ensure social distancing (Oli Scarff/PA)

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Camilla paid tribute with a poppy posy (Molly Darlington/PA)

Camilla paid tribute with a poppy posy (Molly Darlington/PA)

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Camilla paid tribute with a poppy posy (Molly Darlington/PA)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to guests (Peter Byrne/PA)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to guests (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to guests (Peter Byrne/PA)

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during the commemoration (Oli Scarff/PA)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during the commemoration (Oli Scarff/PA)

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall during the commemoration (Oli Scarff/PA)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (Peter Byrne/PA)

Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson (right) and Defence Secretary Ben Wallace (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Three Spitfires, a Hurricane and a Lancaster bomber fly over the service (Peter Byrne/PA)

Three Spitfires, a Hurricane and a Lancaster bomber fly over the service (Peter Byrne/PA)

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Three Spitfires, a Hurricane and a Lancaster bomber fly over the service (Peter Byrne/PA)

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The Red Arrows fly over the Titanic slipway, the Titanic Museum and the Samson and Goliath cranes in Belfast (Brian Lawless/PA)

The Red Arrows fly over the Titanic slipway, the Titanic Museum and the Samson and Goliath cranes in Belfast (Brian Lawless/PA)

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The Red Arrows fly over the Titanic slipway, the Titanic Museum and the Samson and Goliath cranes in Belfast (Brian Lawless/PA)

Earlier in the day, wreaths were laid at other memorials to battles within the Far East conflict.

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Colour Sergeant Lil Bahadur Gurung playing the pipes in front of the Burma Star Memorial (Sgt Graham Taylor RAF/MoD/PA)

Colour Sergeant Lil Bahadur Gurung playing the pipes in front of the Burma Star Memorial (Sgt Graham Taylor RAF/MoD/PA)

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Colour Sergeant Lil Bahadur Gurung playing the pipes in front of the Burma Star Memorial (Sgt Graham Taylor RAF/MoD/PA)

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Pipe Sergeant Neil Esslemont of RAF Halton Pipes and Drums in front of Tower Bridge in London (Dave Jenkins/MoD/PA)

Pipe Sergeant Neil Esslemont of RAF Halton Pipes and Drums in front of Tower Bridge in London (Dave Jenkins/MoD/PA)

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Pipe Sergeant Neil Esslemont of RAF Halton Pipes and Drums in front of Tower Bridge in London (Dave Jenkins/MoD/PA)

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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace lays a wreath at the Cenotaph, Whitehall (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace lays a wreath at the Cenotaph, Whitehall (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Defence Secretary Ben Wallace lays a wreath at the Cenotaph, Whitehall (Kirsty O’Connor/PA)

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Major General Chris Ghika CBE, the General Officer Commanding London District laying a wreath at the Gurkha Memorial in London (SAC Matty Smith/MoD/PA)

Major General Chris Ghika CBE, the General Officer Commanding London District laying a wreath at the Gurkha Memorial in London (SAC Matty Smith/MoD/PA)

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Major General Chris Ghika CBE, the General Officer Commanding London District laying a wreath at the Gurkha Memorial in London (SAC Matty Smith/MoD/PA)

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