A thanksgiving service has been held in London to commemorate the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn, the wartime performer.
Best known for her rendition of 'We'll Meet Again', Lynn died in June 2020 at the age of 103.
A number of stars such as classical singer Katherine Jenkins, TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh and composer Tim Rice attended the service to pay tribute to Lynn.
Titchmarsh discussed knowing Lynn personally and said “she leaves behind happy memories and admiration in equal measure”.
He added that he was “blown away by the strength of her voice”.
Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby also spoke at the service. He praised her contributions to the Armed Forces, where she is revered for her morale boosting performances during the Second World War.
He added that she was so popular because of her dedications to soldiers past and present: “That’s why Dame Vera Lynn mattered so much. Whether she was in Britain singing on radio programmes, or with the boys on the front in the Middle East or in Burma where she spent several long weeks entertaining the troops.”
Sir Tim Rice also read out a Bible verse from Corinthians.
Jenkins then closed out the ceremony with a performance of 'We'll Meet Again'.
Many famous faces were in attendance including Debbie McGee, Christopher Biggins and TV presenter Floella Benjamin.
The service took place at Westminster Abbey with most of the audience being comprised of family, friends and representatives from the Armed Forces.
In a career spanning more than 90 years, Lynn is best remembered for recordings during the Second World War which were very popular at the time.
She subsequently became known as the "Forces' Sweetheart" and would perform for soldiers at home and overseas.
In 2009, at the age of 92, Lynn became the oldest living artist to top the UK's album chart with her greatest hits compilation We’ll Meet Again: The Very Best Of Vera Lynn.
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