Thousands marked the 70th anniversary of VJ Day
when Japan surrendered to the Allies and ended the Second World War
Hundreds of veterans gathered in Horse Guards Parade London for a Drumhead commemoration, which was attended by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Prime Minister.
Robert Lyman supported the BBC coverage of the moving VJ Day celebrations in London on 15 August 2015 by providing analysis and comment in the Horse Guards studio for Kirsty Young. It was a fantastic day, and wonderful to see so many veterans and friends celebrating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
Dr Robert Lyman was born in New Zealand in January 1963 and educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, Australia. He was commissioned into the Light Infantry from the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, England in April 1982, and was an officer in the British Army for twenty years.
He has a First Class Honours degree in History from the University of York; Masters degrees in Strategic Studies (University College of Wales, Aberystwyth), War Studies (King’s College, London) and Military Studies (Cranfield). He is a graduate of the Joint Services Command and Staff College.
Robert Lyman is a respected military historian and lives in Berkshire, England. He is represented by Charlie Viney of The Viney Agency.
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