VE Day Thanksgiving
Ritson family group outside Buckingham Palace (1949)
Marie Ritson (née Cranfield), Agnes Ritson (née Cunningham), Ronald Ritson.
On VE Day 1945 large crowds celebrated the end of the war here
(From family phohotograph collection)
The above photograph was taken outside Buckingham Palace in 1949. During WW2 Marie served in the WAAF in the London area, while Ronald served in the RAMC, in the UK and NW Europe. On this occasion they are showing Ronald's mother Agnes one the principal tourist attractions of London.
On VE Day, 8 May 1945 a large crowd of people gathered in front of Buckingham Palace to cheer the King and Queen and the Prime Minister, Winston Churchill. For this day, at least, a short period of rejoicing was appropriate. On 8 May 2010 the British Legion helped commemorate the 65th anniversary of VE Day with an event in London.
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