A reminder is being sent out to all World War Two Veterans in Tendring not to miss out on a special chance to meet up with old colleagues this summer.

A special event is being staged to celebrate the 70th anniversary of VE Day – and the aim is to get as many people together as possible.

Tendring District Council (TDC) has joined forces with the Royal British Legion to organise the afternoon in Clacton’s Princes Theatre.

It is open to all world war two veterans to go along and meet up with old colleagues and share in a social gathering.

The event will take place on Saturday August 22 starting at 12 noon and will include a buffet and dance.

It will be a mix of music and memories – with the opportunity for veterans to display   memorabilia and share stories and anecdotes.

Fred Nicholls, Chairman of TDC, said the response so far has been good but there are still plenty of places left up for grabs.

“The Princes Theatre is a sizeable venue and we can accommodate a large number of people,” he said.

“We would love to be able to bring a significant number of our veterans together for this one-off event and I am sure it will be a day for them to remember.”

Jamie Robinson, Branch Chairman and Parade Marshal for Clacton RBL, said that it is an opportunity for the veterans to share memories of what is an historic day in the country’s history.

Any world war two veterans wanting to attend should contact Karen Neath at Tendring District Council by emailing kneath@tendringdc.gov.uk or by calling 01255 686520 by July 10.

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