Reserve Forces and Cadets Association
for North of England

75th Anniversary of Victory in Europe and Victory in the Pacific

The Royal British Legion (Northumbria), assisted by Gateshead Council, has arranged an event to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of VE/VJ on Saturday 13th June 2020. 

The event will be a Cocktail Party in HMS Calliope followed by Beating the Retreat on Baltic Square..   A number of VIPs, including WW2 veterans will be invited and General Robin Brims has kindly agreed to give a short brief about VE/VJ at the end of the Cocktail Party.  The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Band and 102 Battalion REME Pipe Band will play, weather permitting there will also be a microlight flypast trailing smoke over the Tyne and Gateshead Millennium Bridges.  The Cocktail Party will run from 6pm to 7pm, Beating the Retreat from 7.15 to 8pm. 

This message is to give you the opportunity to book places in advance of the event being publicised, and also to ask if you know any WW2 veterans, Land Girls, Timber Corps etc. we could invite as guests, if so I will need contact details.  

Tickets are priced at £20, they will go on sale to the public in April so if you would like to reserve any please reply no later that 31st March.  Tickets will be sent out in April when payment will be required.   




Attendance: Members of the public


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