VJ Day memorial service

Rothesay's Cenotaph will be the venue for a short memorial service on Friday, August 14, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Far East.
Rothesay's Cenotaph will be the venue for a short memorial service on Friday, August 14, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Far East.

A short service of commemoration and remembrance, marking the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in the Far East, will be held in Rothesay on Friday, August 14.

The service, which has been organised by the Bute branch of Legion Scotland, takes place at 12 noon at the Cenotaph in Victoria Street, opposite The Buteman’s office.

In addition to the local memorial, Bute will be represented at the national memorial service in London this Saturday marking the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.

Rothesay resident Gordon Scott, a crew member on the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Formidable off the Japanese coast when Japan surrendered to the Allies, has been invited to attend the commemoration as a result of his membership of the Burma Star Association.

Mr Scott is also a member of the local Legion Scotland branch.