Today marks the 75th anniversary of VJ Day, which finally brought the Second World War to a close.

A two minute silence was held at 11am today, led by HRH The Prince of Wales to remember those who served in the Far East. Thousands of British and Commonwealth Armed Forces personnel fought in Asia in often appalling conditions whilst many more were taken prisoner.

The commemorations today paid tribute to the service and sacrifice of the thousands who contributed to victory in the Far East. It is important that we never forget the role of the Armed Forces in this critical campaign. The Royal British Legion is sharing the stories of people who took part in the campaign in the Far East which you can find here: