Yes she lives in Ditchling sussex not far from me.
Subject of a song on Pink Floyd's "The Wall" and in the movie of the same. Refers to the 1942 "We'll Meet Again".
She was awarded the OBE in 1969 and created a Dame of the British Empire in 1975.
Released a comeback single in the 70s called "Don't You Remember When" which was written and produced by Lynsey De Paul.
Had a radio show during the war for the BBC titled 'Sincerely Yours' where she sang requests in the form of a letter to troops overseas, visited their wives and visited the troops abroad in Burma.
Bestselling autobiography 'Vocal Refrain' and bestselling war memoirs 'We'll meet again'
Husband Harry Lewis was a musician in the Ambrose orchestra where Vera was a singer.
Retired in 1995 after singing outside Buckingham Palace at the 50th V.E. Day celebrations. She often appears at war shows and made a surprise appearance at the 60th V.E Day show in London (2005).
Left school at 14 to work in a factory, after working a few weeks in the factory she decided to return to singing in clubs
A regular guest on Tallulah Bankhead radio show 'The big show'
Daughter: Virginia Penelope Ann Lewis, born 10th March 1945
Had a hugely successful music career. Which included being the first British female to top the American Billboard charts with "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" in 1952. That same year she had 3 top ten hits in the first ever official UK Singles chart on November 14th 1952. In 1957 she topped the UK Singles chart with "My Son, My Son" which featured the Frank Weir Orchestra.