Forces’ sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has sadly died on 18th June 2020 at the magnificent age of 103.
She was one of England’s best loved entertainers. She died at home surrounded by family and friends at her home in Ditchling, East Sussex.
She was know as the Forces’ sweetheart and in 1939 recorded the song We’ll Meet Again which became a song of hope for the troops fighting in World War II.
She travelled the world extensively performing for the troops including India and Egypt, which helped rally them while spending so much time abroad.
She was born in East London on 20th March 1917.
As well as being famous as a singer with classics such as the White Cliffs Of Dover, she also did a lot of work with charities for ex-servicemen and breast cancer.
She was a much love part of British culture and I still get requests for a sing a long to her songs today.
She is the oldest person to have an album in the Charts and will greatly missed by many.