A VE/VJ day fete will be held in Gostrey Meadow on Saturday, August 12 from midday to 5pm.

Organised by the Royal British Legion (RBL), the fete will commemorate conflicts spanning the 1940s, 50s and 60s including Korea, Vietnam, Northern Ireland and the Falklands.

There will be stalls, a vintage tea room, live music and all sorts of military paraphernalia and vehicles.

Victory in Europe Day (VE Day), celebrated on May 8, marks the day in 1945 when the Allies formally accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany, effectively bringing an end to the devastating European theatre of the Second World War.

After six long years of bloodshed and sacrifice, the streets of Britain erupted in jubilation as the news of the unconditional surrender spread like wildfire. The bells of victory tolled, and people danced in the streets, expressing an overwhelming sense of relief and hope for a brighter future.

A few months later, on September 2, 1945, another momentous day arrived – Victory over Japan Day (VJ Day). On this occasion, the Allies celebrated the official surrender of Japan, which marked the end of the Second World War entirely.

The long and brutal conflict in the Pacific, which had claimed countless lives and inflicted unimaginable suffering, finally came to an end.