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Retired Rutland entertainer shares his memories of working with Dame Vera Lynn, who has died

A retired entertainer from Rutland has shared his memories of working with legendary singer Dame Vera Lynn, who died today (Thursday, June 18) aged 103.

Tommy Laughton, 77, spent time with the Forces’ Sweetheart in 1972 when they both appeared on the same bill at the Whitcombe Lodge cabaret venue in Gloucester.

She had come over for a one-off performance, nudging Tommy’s comedy act off the top billing spot for a night.

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