VE Day 2015 in pictures: This is how London marked the occasion

 
Sarah Spickernell
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The day brought six years of war to an end (Source: Getty)

On 8 May 1945, then Prime Minister Winston Churchill broadcast to the UK that World War II was over, as the Allied forces had successfully defeated Nazi Germany.

Victory in Europe (VE) day, as it is known, has been celebrated across the continent every year since then, and Londoners never fail to pay their respects to those who died during the six-year war.
This weekend, events were put on across the capital to mark the occasion, including a huge music concert in St James's Park and a service of remembrance at Westminster. Here's what you might have missed, in pictures.

The Red Arrows flew past the Shard during the veterans' parade (Source: Getty)

Crowds gathered to watch the military parade pass through Westminster to Buckingham Palace (Source: Getty)

Veterans joined the Queen for a thanksgiving service at Westminster (Source: Getty)

The armed forces marched past the balcony where Churchill made his speech (Source: Getty)

World War II aircraft coloured the sky as they flew over London (Source: Getty)

Crowds gathered to cheer the war veterans as they passed (Source: Getty)

Pixie Lott and Status Quo were among those who performed at a remembrance concert in St James's Park (Source: Getty)

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