Header image: Dame Vera Lynn’s funeral cortege pauses at the crossroads in the centre of her home village of Ditchling, on 10th July, for a BBMF flypast. The BBMF Spitfires are highlighted in the red circle. (Photo: Crown Copyright)
Personnel from all three of the Armed Forces of the UK paid tribute to ‘Forces Sweetheart’, Dame Vera Lynn, at her funeral on 10th July. Dame Vera died in June aged 103. Sailors from HMS Collingwood, guardsmen of the 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards and airmen of the Queen’s Colour Squadron of the RAF Regiment formed the bearer party.