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David Williams
21st March 2017, 03:31 PM
I read somewhere that it was Vera Lynns agent
started the WW11,just to sell all her records.
Dave Williams

Keith at Tregenna
21st March 2017, 07:14 PM
Sadly a Spitfire fly-past was scrapped due to bad weather.

Dame Vera became known as the "forces' sweetheart" during World War Two for travelling to conflict zones around the world to give morale-boosting performances to British troops.

The lady is held in high esteem by veterans.

Although the planned Spitfire fly-past over the Dover cliffs wasn't possible, supporters of the Dame Vera Lynn's Children's Charity did brave the wind for a birthday party atop the cliffs.

Dame Vera Lynn's secrets for a long life as she turns 100 - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39326024)

Brian Charles Williams
22nd March 2017, 03:47 AM
The only vera lynn I like these days always has a splash of tonic with it !......We Williams`s outstrip the Smiths you know !
regards Brian (Brin) Williams.

Keith at Tregenna
22nd March 2017, 03:56 AM
Vera Lynn was awarded the British War Medal 1939–1945 and the Burma Star.

She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 1969 New Year Honours "for services to the Royal Air Forces Association and other charities" and was advanced to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1975 Birthday Honours for charitable services.

In 1976 she received an honorary doctorate from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

She was made a Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau in 1985.[citation needed] She was made an Officer of the Order of Saint John (OStJ) in 1998 and, in 2000, Lynn received a special "Spirit of the 20th Century" Award. A street named in her honour, Vera Lynn Close is situated in Forest Gate, London.

She was appointed Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment and charity.

The lady is held in high esteem by veterans.

K.

happy daze john in oz
22nd March 2017, 05:10 AM
The only vera lynn I like these days always has a splash of tonic with it !......We Williams`s outstrip the Smiths you know !
regards Brian (Brin) Williams.

Ahh a man aftre my own heart.

Keith at Tregenna
22nd March 2017, 05:52 PM
Vera Lynn - Land Of Hope And Glory

The final record played just before midnight on 14th August 1967 on Yorkshires own Pirate Radio Ship, Radio 270 anchored 3 and a half miles off the Scarborough/Bridlington coast during the mid 60s. The Labour Government of the day introduced the Marine Offences Act to silence these wonderful broadcasters which came into force on August 15th 1967. A sad day for broadcasting and for democracy in the UK.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlxSPdRzx5w

David Williams
22nd March 2017, 06:11 PM
Hi Brian.
I wonder if w are somehow related !!!!!!!!!
Dave Williams
Llanelli, South Wales