Today the nation’s ‘Forces Sweetheart’ celebrates her 100th birthday. Dame Vera Lynn is not only an embodiment of the term ‘national treasure’, but she is also a staunch supporter of the Armed Forces. Dame Vera, we are so proud of all you’ve done for our beneficiaries and the work you do for all your boys and girls - happy birthday!

Thank you for inviting the NFA to be a part of ‘100: A Tribute to Dame Vera Lynn’ at the London Palladium on 18th March. We were able to take some 65 beneficiaries, from several organisations and spanning several generations, to the show. Another example of Dame Vera and her legacy bringing people together and creating a sense of belonging.