VJ Day remembered

Royal Fort Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria commemorated the 70th Anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day with a 'flight deck spell out'

Royal Fort Auxiliary (RFA) Fort Victoria commemorated the 70th Anniversary of Victory over Japan (VJ) Day with a 'flight deck spell out'

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SAILORS on board Royal Fort Auxiliary Fort Victoria commemorated the 70th anniversary of VJ Day in style.

The ‘VJ70’ message, pictured from a helicopter, was made up of both RFA and Royal Navy personnel, including those from the Maritime Aviation Support Force and 849 NAS Palembang Flight.

Captain Steve Norris, commanding officer, said: ‘The Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Fleet Air Arm all played key roles in the Far East during World War II.

‘The ship’s company of RFA Fort Victoria are honoured to be able to demonstrate their recognition and support to veterans of that campaign on this, the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day.’

RFA Fort Victoria is deployed to the Gulf providing crucial support to coalition warships, while the helicopters patrol the skies conducting Maritime Security Operations.

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