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Offline Mike Gunnill

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2020, 07:30:21 PM »
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Offline grandarog

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #11 on: July 08, 2020, 11:01:25 AM »
Private Funeral on Friday at her home Village ,Ditchling . ASpitfire and Hurricane will fly over the Village in tribute at Midday .There will be a Royal Marine Bugler and a Senior MOD Officer Present at the service.
There will be an armed services route lining at the Brighton Crematorium when the Hearse arrives.  RIP Vera.


A full Memorial service will be held at a later date.


Offline Lutonman

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2020, 07:55:50 PM »
I'm too young to have heard her in war time but not my Mum & Dad who always spoke fondly of her. Still a very strong voice in her last years. A sad loss.

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2020, 12:55:13 PM »
Also known as "Every Night Something Awful".  ;)

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2020, 12:15:37 PM »
     ENSA was the Wartime "Entertainments National Service Association". Brought to the attention of younger generations by the TV Show  "It ain't half hot Mum."
     After the War it became the CSE Combined Services Entertainment.

In March this year the CSE became British Forces Broadcasting Service Live Events.
    As always the service continues to entertain our Service personnel world wide.
    We saw many CSE shows on tour during the 1960's staring the likes of Lulu  ,Marty Wilde ,Hope and Keen ,Dora Bryan , Pam Ayres and many other stars.With a raft of supporting acts.

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2020, 05:02:53 AM »
A true legend - Dame Vera -- What made her so different from other singer`s
She went to the far east -- including Burma -  in E.N.S.A - as well - during the war.
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Offline Colin walsh

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2020, 10:35:56 AM »
Dame Vera Lynn, a legend in our time,probably ownly remembered by the older members of the fourum,being born in 1941 I do remember the Lady singinging on the radio(provided the acumilater
Lasted)I was to young to really understand the great moral booster  she was,as you say Alan RIP

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2020, 10:13:09 AM »

RIP Vera Lynn. A wonderful lady with a voice that will stay with me and many others until we too pass on. Being born in 1944 her voice and songs are part of my earliest years.
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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2020, 09:43:22 PM »
I agree, a true legend in her lifetime and will continue to be so long after her passing.


Rest in Peace, the Forces Sweetheart.
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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2020, 10:22:50 AM »
A Legend in our times .Will be remembered by Millions for her Wartime service as well as her voice and songs.


                                  RIP Vera Lynn.  :( :'(

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Re: Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2020, 10:14:24 AM »
Yes, I've just heard.  Lovely picture of her in fron of the White Cliffs and Dover harbour.

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Dame Vera Lynn
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2020, 09:56:08 AM »
Dame Vera Lynn 1917-2020. The lady that gave so much. This is my favourite picture taken in Dover in 2017. She called me a " cheeky chap ". I will remember. xx
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