Tomorrow – Monday 20th March 2017 – Dame Vera Margaret Lynn will become 100 years old. There has been – and there will be – a lot of stories about the lady who, during the Second World War, earned the title ‘The Forces’ Sweetheart’.
I’m not going to try to compete with it all – so I’m just going to slip in one little thing a day early – something that my father told me many, many times.
It was a day in Egypt when ‘the Forces’ Sweetheart’ made him and his colleagues very happy young men. After the war Dad told me about it and how ‘great’ she had been. I didn’t really appreciate the story until, a few years later, when we moved into a newly built council house. The house had electric and Dad went out and bought a record player and a whole stack of Vera Lynn records!