Crowds celebrate VE Day in Trafalgar Square

VE Day

SSAFA marks 70 years since Victory in Europe

Ve Day at 70 black logo Friday 8 May 2015 marked the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

SSAFA was there to support our Armed Forces family on that day as we have been on every day for 130 years. Join us as we remember, celebrate and show our gratitude to those who did so much to defend this country during the Second World War.

I thank each one of you from the bottom of my heart.

Field Marshal Bernard Law Montgomery addresses the troops on VE Day.

Our VE Day stories

Hear from those in the SSAFA family who were there about their memories of VE Day and their feelings about news that the war was coming to an end.

SSAFA in numbers 1939 - 1945


daily cases at Head Office


SSAFA children's homes by 1944


clothes given to families in 1940