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Brome Village VE/VJ Celebrations - 4th September 2005

A quick stop-off on the way back from Southwold, and prior to a BBs gig in the evening, Nosher stops off at Brome's VE/VJ Day celebrations for an hour-or-so. DH and Marc are already set up with beer, and the ever-photogenic Alfie Elliot is milling about. A bit later, the Vicar arrives, followed by Peter West who was to give a talk on WW2 history. In attendance is the anti-aircraft truck "Claire", which we'd seen a few months back at Debach airfield's open day. There's even a quick but noisy flypast from Maurice Hammond's Stearman.

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Alfie Elliot mills about with his tankard

Military vehicles, including 'Claire'

Local resident Frank arrives

DH and Marc lean nonchalantly against the village hall

A woman in an appropriate dress talks to the vicar

Lofty, the social club's barman

Lofty, side on

A veteran (left) talks about flying escapades

An impressive collection of memorabilia has been assembled in the village hall

Alfie borrows Marc's combat helmet and salutes

Peter West, left, arrives, and chats to John Lummis

The Brome and Oakley village sign, erected in the millenium year 2000

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Alfie Elliot mills about with his tankard