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VE Day: Anniversaries

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 5th March 2020.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to support VE day celebrations in local communities.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The Ministry of Defence will be supporting a number of regional events through the provision of Service personnel, Armed Forces' bands and aircraft for flypasts. Service personnel will be present in local parades and processions across the UK and the Channel Islands. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are planning to carry out flypasts over at least 90 events on Friday 8 May 2020 and a further 70 during the weekend of 9-10 May 2020.

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