Bryan Robinson has not only made the effort to attend the VJ parade in Spalding, but has attended the one in London for the past five years thanks to the Royal British Legion.
He and Marion had two children, Jane and their son Richard who sadly died. It is Jane and her husband, also called Richard, who accompany Bryan on the route, pushing him in a wheelchair following a second hip replacement.
There Bryan meets former prisoners of war and hears some of the horrifying details of their detention.
The demise of service organisations is understandable as these veterans age, and Bryan says: “The younger generation don’t seem to get involved with service organisations as much as we did. It was more or less the comradeship we enjoyed.”