VE 75 commemorative book

5 May 2020

On Friday (8 May) a concert was due to take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London, marking 75 years since VE Day. Due to the Coronavirus situation the concert has been postponed until September. However, to celebrate this important occasion, a special commemorative book has been produced and we are very proud to be part of it.

Photo by Peter Russell

Written by experts including the royal correspondent Robert Jobson, VE Day 75 is a beautifully presented publication that tells the in-depth story of Victory in Europe Day. Featuring a wide selection of photographs from the day itself, the book documents the extraordinary events of 8 May 1945, honours those involved and reflects on how this victory has impacted on British society – right up to the present day.

Here’s an excerpt from our feature in the book:

“Our vision is to inspire young people to achieve success in life through a spirit of service to our Queen, their country and their local community and to develop in them the qualities of good citizens. We do this through a progressive, military-themed training syllabus and broader developmental activities, all designed to be challenging, adventurous and above all fun.”

Deputy Commander Cadets, Brigadier Mark Christie OBE

Produced by St James Publishing on behalf of the Armed Forces Charity SSAFA, the beautiful 250 page book will be available to buy for £39.95. However, we have one copy to give away to a lucky winner*. Simply answer this question; What does VE stand for?

Send your answers in by Sunday 31 May to: RC-Cdts-CMC-0Mailbox@mod.gov.uk

*Delivery date tbc

Doing your bit to celebrate VE Day on Friday? Make sure you tag us in your photo’s for a chance to feature on our social media feeds.