Events on 15 August will begin with a special commemoration on Horse Guards Parade, attended by senior political and military representatives, veterans and their families, which will include at its heart a traditional Drumhead Service. 

Following the event, current members of the Armed Forces will lead veterans and their families in a VJ Parade down Whitehall, past the Cenotaph, and the statue of Field Marshal Lord Slim, who famously led the 14th Army, and synonymous with the Second World War in the Far East. 

After the parade veterans and their families will be hosted at a 70th anniversary reception.

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