Crawley councillors and Royal Navy supporters mark end of WWII


Crawley councillors and supporters of the Royal Navy have held a minute’s silence to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War Two.

The borough council gave £250 to the town’s Royal Naval Association (RNA) branch’s joint Victory in Europe (VE) and Victory in Japan (VJ) Day commemoration.

Jilly Hart, RNA secretary, said: “We are very grateful to the council for the grant, which went towards our joint VE Day and VJ Day event. We had a small gathering of members and supporters for a minute’s silence.

“It was great to see so many people at the event, including Alderman Jim Smith; representatives from the Royal British Legion, Royal Naval Association and Submariners Association; the Cabinet member, Councillor Michael Jones; Deputy Mayor, Councillor Raj Sharma; and ward councillors. Everybody enjoyed the day.”

Councillor Michael Jones, Cabinet member for Community Engagement, said: “I’m delighted that we were able to support the Royal Naval Association’s event. It provided a good opportunity for the members to remember lots of old friends.”

The RNA supports the wellbeing of current and former servicemen in the Royal Navy.

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