Veterans to attend Taiwan military parade marking defeat of Japan

Asia One
Date: Apr 14, 2015
By: AFP

TAIPEI, Taiwan said Tuesday hundreds of veterans who participated in the bloody battles 20141013_taiwanflag_reutersduring the Second Sino-Japanese War will be invited to the island’s first military parade marking the 70th anniversary of Japan’s defeat in 1945.

A total of 67 military aircraft, among them US-made F-16s and Apache attack helicopters, as well as French-made Mirage 2000-5s, will fly in formation at a military base in the northern Hsinchu county on July 4.

“Hundreds of veterans who had participated in the war against Japan, including some living in Taiwan and others abroad, will be invited,” defence ministry spokesman David Lo told reporters.     [FULL  STORY]

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