Dame Vera Lynn scores a century, not out

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Dame Vera Lynn scores a century, not out

#1 Post by Boac » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:36 am

Our Sussex Dame is, amazingly, 100 on Monday. Many happy returns. Madam!

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#2 Post by Sisemen » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:55 am

Still the rest of Sunday to go.......200 to 1 anybody??

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#3 Post by Boac » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:47 pm

May the Bluebird of Dover fly up your nose, Sise :))

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#4 Post by Sisemen » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:20 pm

We'll meet again, Sir [-X

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#5 Post by ExSp33db1rd » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:00 am

but ...Don't know where, don't know when.

Well done Vera.

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#6 Post by Karearea » Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:11 am

"And Jimmy will go to sleep
In his own little room again..."
My father's name was Jim, and my parents married in September 1939. He was in army training camp soon after and then overseas from 1943-46.
I think this song, and Dame Vera, were pretty special to my parents.
I've always admired her singing and spirit.
"The battle, whatever it may have been about, had apparently rolled away in some unknown direction..."

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#7 Post by ExSp33db1rd » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:09 pm

Melodic music, recognisable words, no shouting or gymnastics or guitars waved around like AK 47's.

Eat your heart out Bieber, Adele, Rhianna and the rest of them. Hope I can get the new album !

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#8 Post by Boac » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:24 am

Sise - did you take any bets....................? =))

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#9 Post by Karearea » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:44 am

103 today, March 20, 2020

"The battle, whatever it may have been about, had apparently rolled away in some unknown direction..."

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#11 Post by Alisoncc » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:04 pm

The Vera Lynn clip brought back memories from sixty years ago. Mounted on the back of the dais behind Vera is a large facsimile of an RAF cap badge. And correctly so it has a Kings crown. My initial issue great coat was two sizes too big, and I was told to take it back to stores for a replacement. The one they gave me, whilst the correct size, still had Kings crown buttons. So they gave me a handfull of buttons and I was told to replacement them myself. Sixty years ago.

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#12 Post by ian16th » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:55 pm

It took the RAF a long time to change to Queens Crown buttons and badges.

The 16th Entry of Boys was the 1st after the death of George VI. 3 months after. Nothing that we were issued with reflected the new Monarch.

The cards that we read our oath from had been hand corrected to reflect the changes. The officer conducting the swearing in made many 'He, I mean She' stumbles through the proceedings.

If my unreliable memory is correct, the 1st new Queens Crown buttons were the anodised ones. I seem to have memories of buying some while I was at Lindholme, so this would date them between Apl 1954 & Oct 56.

Here is a photo dated June 1959, of our OC Wing Co. Mike Beetham meeting with Sir Alan Cobbham just before the 1st non-stop flight to South Africa.

The squadron badge clearly shows a Kings Crown 7 years after his demise.
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