Vera Lynn

Discussion in 'The Women of WW2' started by noe, Oct 20, 2004.

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  1. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Happy homecoming.

    I'll have a double as a chaser please!

    Kind regards, always,

    Jim.
     

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  2. Ramiles

    Ramiles Researching 9th Lancers, 24th L and SRY

    Just another one, perhaps, to "pursue" ;-)

    Vera Lynn = Gin | Bespoke Barware

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    Vera Lynn = Gin

    One of five special new mugs in our Cockney Rhyming Slang Range, Vera Lynn is glazed in army green and then each piece is hand-painted to include gorgeous eyes and bright red lips.

    Our Cockney Rhyming Slang Range is hand-made by our skilled ceramics team and the vessels may vary slightly from the image shown. Dishwasher safe.

     
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  3. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

    Suddenly it's "Out of Stock" - someone there must keep up with the news....
     
  4. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    I wonder what they have for Brandy
     
  5. timuk

    timuk Well-Known Member

    Fine n Dandy
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    Tim
     
  6. Tony56

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  7. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    She's 103 today! Amazing.
     
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  8. PackRat

    PackRat Well-Known Member

    The great lady mentioned in the April 1944 war diary of 130 Fld Regt, in the midst of the Second Arakan Campaign, holding concerts not far from the front line for the troops in Burma:

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  9. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Fantastic to see her reach such an age.
     
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  10. kopite

    kopite Member

    Great that she's still going. She must have been a blessing for the troops stationed overseas and the people on the Home Front.
     
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  11. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    For sure. All the Chindit boys who met her out there thought she was great.
     
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  12. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  13. Reid

    Reid History Graduate & Architectural Photographer

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  14. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Thanks so much for posting this sad news.

    On the recent anniversary of VE Day I had "When the lights go on again" sounding out loud and clear from the record player, and it's ready to go for the anniversary of VJ day.

    It will now be an even more poignant day.

    Dame Vera was indeed a wonderful lady who's singing will keep memories of herself and many other departed alive in our hearts.

    Always remember, never forget,

    Jim.
     
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  15. DavidW

    DavidW Well-Known Member

    R.I.P
     
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  16. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Yes, a terrible shame. I’m not sure if she was going to be involved in this year’s VJ Day 75 events, but if they take place she will be very much missed.
     
  17. Tony56

    Tony56 Member Patron

    A sad loss. RIP
    :poppy::poppy::poppy:
     
  18. Grasmere

    Grasmere Member

    She was mentioned by the Queen in her coronavirus speech, and in the VE Day commemorations. She did a lot for the troops in Burma. RIP.
     
  19. TTH

    TTH Senior Member

    It says she died surrounded by family, which suggests that her death was not due to the virus. That at least is a little heartening. Covid is an ugly, painful way to go and I'm glad that she didn't have to suffer that.
     
  20. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    The Space Rock years.
    (Anti smack gig, 1985.)

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