Daily Express - - DAY & NIGHT -

DAME VERA LYNN’s daugh­ter Vir­ginia says that while the likes of mezzo so­prano Kather­ine Jenk­ins might oc­ca­sion­ally en­ter­tain the troops, there will never be an­other Forces’ Sweet­heart – be­cause that ti­tle will al­ways be held by her mother.

“There will only be one Forces’ Sweet­heart, you can’t have an­other, she’s the only one,” the 72-year-old told Day & Night. Vir­ginia, left, ad­mits she sadly didn’t in­herit her mum’s abil­ity to sing and her only singing ex­pe­ri­ence was in the school choir.

She was speak­ing at the Clas­si­cal Brit Awards at Lon­don’s Royal Al­bert Hall, where she picked up a Life­time Achieve­ment gong on be­half of her 101-year-old mum. “Other peo­ple like Kather­ine and

Hay­ley Westenra can go out and en­ter­tain but you’ll never have an­other one like my mum.” Quite right too.

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