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Ross MP Jamie Stone hails We'll Meet Again icon Dame Vera Lynn who has died at the age of 103


By Hector MacKenzie

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Dame Vera Lynn during a visit to a munitions factory in 1941. Her wartime We'll Meet Again morale booster made her famous.
Dame Vera Lynn during a visit to a munitions factory in 1941. Her wartime We'll Meet Again morale booster made her famous.

A ROSS-SHIRE MP is to table a parliamentary motion to mark the passing at the age of 103 of wartime sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn.

Liberal Democrat MP Jamie Stone, whose Far North constituency includes Easter Ross, said: "To my father fighting with the 14th Army in Burma and to my mother working in London during the Blitz, Vera was incredibly special.

"She meant so much to so many of us and can teach us a lot about hope and kindness, even today.

"She will most fondly be remembered for her singing We'll Meet Again, which took on further resonance during coronavirus.

"Vera will always be the hero of the armed forces, but she is also a hero to all of us. Rest in peace."

The Queen appeared to reference the singer during her address to the nation over the coronavirus crisis when told people set to be separated from families and loved ones: "We'll meet again."

The motion the MP plans tabling reads: "That this House notes the contribution made by Dame Vera Lynn as a symbol of hope to the Armed Forces and wishes her family love in her passing."

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