Dame Vera Lynn’s secrets for a prolonged life

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Dame Vera’s picture was projected on to a white cliffs of Dover

A span of Spitfires will fly over a white cliffs of Dover to applaud Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday on Monday.

Known as a World War Two “forces’ sweetheart”, Dame Vera’s sketch has also been projected onto a cliffs.

Asked for her recommendation on how to live a prolonged life, Dame Vera told BBC Radio 2: “Be active to your full capabilities.

“Keep interested, review books, watch radio and try to keep in hold with life and what people are doing, saying and enjoying.”

She added: “While we can do that, we wish we will continue.”

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Dame Vera pronounced she couldn’t trust she had reached a milestone

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She became a inhabitant value after travelling to dispute zones around a universe during a fight to give morale-boosting performances to British troops.

On Monday, there will also be a troops salute and a 50ft structure will be erected on a cliffs featuring 3 hulk bluebirds, desirous by a strain The White Cliffs of Dover.

Children during Brampton Primary School – Dame Vera’s aged propagandize in East Ham, easterly London – will sing Happy Birthday to her around Skype and Dame Vera will cut a special birthday cake.

Speaking to Radio 2’s Chris Evans, a maestro thespian said: “When we demeanour on my mantelpiece and see these cards wishing me a happy 100th birthday, we can’t trust it.

“But there we are, time marches on and this is what we have on my mantelpiece to remind me how aged we am.”


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