Two Spitfires have flown over Dame Vera's village of Ditchling at midday ahead of a family funeral for forces' sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn.
Author Clare Mulley paid tribute to a 'resilient servicewoman' in Dame Vera, commenting on her travel from gig to gig to boost morale among British troops.
She the singer made a 'huge impact' on soldiers' spirits when she met and performed for them near the frontline.
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