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VE Day: National Memorial Arboretum marks 70th anniversary

National Memorial Arboretum Image copyright National Memorial Arboretum
Image caption Several thousand people are expected to attend the day of activities

The National Memorial Arboretum is hosting a day of activities to mark the 70th anniversary of VE Day.

The arboretum in Alrewas will hold a service of remembrance for those who served the war effort as it marks the end of World War Two in Europe.

There will also be a vintage-style street party and musical performances of 1940s classics.

Peter Orgill, head of operations at the site, said several thousand people were expected.

The Queen is attending a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey on the final day of the anniversary commemorations.

Later a military parade will be followed by a fly-past of WW2 aircraft.

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