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Vera Lynn DBE

One of Britain’s best-loved singers, Dame Vera came to fame in World War 2, becoming “The Forces’ Sweetheart”, entertaining British troops in India, Burma and Egypt and recording best-sellers like We’ll Meet Again. She continued a starry career, becoming the oldest artist, at 92, to reach No 1 in the British album chart in 2009! She is respected for her charity work, in particular for the Dame Vera Lynn Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy and her work for the Armed Forces.