In the pouring rain Littleport paid tribute to its sons fallen, taken prisoner, enslaved on the Burma Railway, tortured and starved, before Japan surrendered on the 15th August 1945.
The Royal British Legion Littleport Branch was mustered by its President Garth McGowen and a memorial ceremony was conducted by St George’s Parish Church at Littleport War Memorial on the green across from the church entrance in the presence of our Cambridgeshire County Councillor, East Cambs District Councillors and Littleport Parish Councillors, David Ambrose Smith, Christine Ambrose Smith and Joanne Webber. Ms Webber represented her husband, Leader of the Parish Council Clive Webber who had to work that day.
We will never forget the bravery and fortitude of the East Anglian Forces who made up a too large percentage of the 190,000 Allied Troops imprisoned by the Japanese early on in the Far East campaigns.
We will remember them