The 10th of November 2012.
The men of the Fourteenth – or “Forgotten” – Army who fought in the Far East were remembered on the 60th anniversary of VJ Day.
Veterans and former prisoners of war gathered at the Imperial War Museum, London, for a reunion to reminisce and to honour the 30,000 members of the British armed forces who lost their lives fighting or who perished in Japanese PoW camps.
The 11th of November 2012.
Today’s remembrance day is a very poignant day as all other remembrance days are emotional but today was different.
The forgotten heroes of the far east took their place today at the Cenotaph in London and contributed to paying their respects to all their fallen comrades.
It is an emotional day for the very few that are living and are attending all over the world at different remembrance services.
Sadly today’s remembrance day will be their last remembrance.
Their family members will take their places and continue to pay homage to the far eastern heroes and all the fallen heroes that died in all the wars.
Among the veterans was Ronald Meade, 89, of the Burma Star Association.