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This weekend is a time for the people of Plymouth to come together to remember the end of WWII.

This is a special occasion for so many of our team, which is made up of many ex-service people, as are most of our contractors and consultants too. In fact, in recognition of our support to the defence community, Audax were proud to have been awarded the Silver employer recognition scheme Award of the Armed Forces Covenant.

As a local business, with headquarters in The Millfields, Plymouth, we want to do what we can, not only to commemorate the incredible sacrifices of our armed forces, but also to support our neighbours, friends and family here in Devon. That’s why we’re proud to be sponsoring this event – Plymouth Remembers.

Starting with a Memorial service at Minster Church of St. Andrew, members of the public are then invited to let their hair down and celebrate with some great music, just as the good people of Plymouth did 76 years ago on Sunday 15th August.

Entry costs only £3.00 to come along to the Guildhall to hear the great voices of some amazing acts. This is such a small cost to be entertained by those who have performed in packed out theatres, West End shows by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and on glamorous cruise ships around the world.

What’s happening?

  • 13:30 – F.E.P.O.W Families lay crosses and wreaths outside of St. Andrews followed by the Lord Mayor of Plymouth and the Military representatives.
  •  14:25 – Arrival of Deputy Lieutenant of Devon for the start of the service.
  •  16:00 – End of service and the Deputy Lieutenant of Devon will lay the alter wreath at the Rowan Tree before heading off to the Guildhall. 
  • 16:20 – Public entry to the Guildhall for the start of the celebration until 21:00

For more information, visit: https://vjday75plymouth.co.uk/v-j-day-75-plymouth 

If you’re local, you may also have spotted posters for the event in local shops and supermarkets around the city centre, or even through your post-box in the Plymouth Links.

We’d also like to thank COFEPOW for their support, a global charity dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Far East Prisoners of War who have shared the event through their website and publication. (https://www.cofepow.org.uk/news/plymouth-remembers-vj-day-75th-1)

We believe actions speak louder than words, which is why we are sponsoring the remembrance of these brave people who helped shape our City for what it is today.