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I was saddened to read that the forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has passed away at 103.

She gave those serving overseas a chance to touch those at home through her songs, and she epitomised the War nation where bringing all those together to fight tyranny succeed….she was and remained a nations sweetheart.

She now belongs to the ages like Elizabeth I, Baroness Thatcher and all other women who showed that feminine touch, with a spine of British steel.

There will be a lot of tears today for this amazing woman, but like her songs her legacy will be ageless.

Sleep tight Dame Vera and thank you for the music.