At the end of the Second World War 3.8 million British men and 400,000 women were demobilised, returning to their homes and families, some for the first time in many years.
To this was added tens of thousands of evacuees, the majority of them children, who returned home often after years spent away from their homes.
Millions of personnel from Commonwealth forces also faced long journeys back to their homes across the world, whilst over 60 million refugees across the world were left displaced needing to rebuild their lives.
These reunions were often joyous, frequently strained and sometimes painful. Resettlement to civilian life was a major concern of post-war governments and a driver of social change in Britain and across the world.
The challenges of leaving, missing and returning home are still faced by Service families today.
And just like in 1945, today the Legion remains a place to find help, companionship, and shared memories.
We'll also be running a series of events to mark VJ 75 at the National Memorial Arboretum.VJ Day 75