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The streets were lined with people wanting to pay their respects, while two Spitfires flew past.
Two Spitfires flew over the home of Dame Vera Lynn to mark the beginning of her funeral procession.
Dame Vera Lynn, the singer known during the Second World War as the Forces Sweetheart, has died at the age of 103. Dame Vera sold more than a million records by the time she was 22, but six weeks ago with the 75th anniversary of VE Day in lockdown she became the oldest artist to get a top 40 album in the UK. She was an inspiration to many, including the opera singer Lesley Garrett, who tells Sarah Montague about her remarkable legacy. (Photo: Dame Vera Lynn and a cardboard cutout of her younger self Credit: PA Wires)