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Ex-army site managers install Tommy figures in show home gardens across Devon ahead of VE Day

Barratt David Wilson Homes becomes first Tommy Club corporate patron donating £100,000

More than a dozen commemorative Tommy figures have been installed in Barratt David Wilson Homes show home gardens across Devon this week ahead of VE Day on Saturday 8th May.

The leading housebuilder is the first corporate patron of the new Tommy Club, a fundraising initiative launched by the Royal...

East Devon Chairman says celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day AT HOME this bank holiday weekend

Help commemorate the end of Second World War in Europe (Victory in Europe) with a range of fun activities over the weekend of 8 to 10 May 2020

In a world without a lockdown, the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe would have been a very significant occasion – even the May bank holiday was moved to recognise this.

There would have been large...

Plymouth prepares to celebrate VE Day 70

Plymouth will be joining towns and cities from across the UK in lighting a beacon on Friday 8 May to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

More than 100 beacons will be lit at sundown, from coast to coast, as the nation remembers the end of the Second World War in Europe.

Plymouth’s beacon will be lit on the south west bastion of the Royal Citadel and, weather permitting,...

RBL calls on VE Day veterans

The Royal British Legion will join the nation in marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day (VE Day) over the weekend of 8-10 May.

A series of national commemorative events will take place in London, and community events and celebrations are being organised across the country.

The Second World War generation will be at the heart of all activity. As part of this, the...