9 May 2010

VE Day marked in London

8:21 am on 9 May 2010

A service has been held in London marking 65 years since the end of World War II in Europe.

The ceremony at the Cenotaph was to commemorate VE Day on 8 May 1945.

The service began with a bugler sounding the Last Post followed by a minute's silence.

A wreath was laid by the Prince of Wales.

About 2000 veterans, serving members of the three armed forces, ambassadors, religious and political figures, and members of the public attended.

The BBC reports the leaders of the three main political parties took time away from negotiating the formation of a new government to attend the ceremony.

Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Nick Clegg stood side by side during the service and also laid wreaths.