We run a full calendar of events over the year. These will be added here as soon as each event is confirmed.
Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August 2021 - Victory in Europe and Victory in Japan Commemorations
Due to Covid restrictions, we were unable to commemorate these events last year - the 75th anniversary. As they are important events in our calendar, we are holding a special weekend of commemoration in Dorchester to which all members of the public are invited to attend.
Saturday 14 August 2021 - A VJ Day Anniversary service will be held in the open air at The Kohima Stone, located outside County Hall (Colliton Park DT1 1XJ). The service will commence at 11am and last for approximately 30 minutes. The Keep Military Museum, which is located close by, will be open all day. In addition to the museum's extensive collection of historical displays, there will be a number of special activities including weapons on display.
Sunday 15 August 2021 - A 'Victory Day' service (marking both VE and VJ Day) will be held in the Borough Gardens commencing at 11.30am. The service will be followed by a band concert performed by The Durnovaria Band, and a display of vintage vehicles in the Borough Gardens. There will also be a display of vintage buses and coaches in the Top o' Town car park. Following this, there will be a private lunch for 135 people at the Marabout Barracks (home of C Company, 6 Bn The Rifles). Present will be veterens of The Dorset Regiment and families.