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In Pictures: Crowds line streets to bid farewell to Dame Vera Lynn

A Spitfire flypast honoured the late singer.

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The funeral cortege of Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn (Gareth Fuller/PA)

The funeral cortege of Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn (Gareth Fuller/PA)

The funeral cortege of Forces Sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Hundreds of people lined the streets of an East Sussex village to pay tribute to Dame Vera Lynn.

The Forces Sweetheart, who entertained troops with morale-boosting visits to the front line during the Second World War, died aged 103 on June 18.

Mourners gathered in the village of Ditchling as her funeral cortege passed through.

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Local residents gather in Ditchling, East Sussex (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Local residents gather in Ditchling, East Sussex (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Local residents gather in Ditchling, East Sussex (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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The funeral cortege was escorted by representatives of the three armed forces (Gareth Fuller/PA)

The funeral cortege was escorted by representatives of the three armed forces (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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The funeral cortege was escorted by representatives of the three armed forces (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Members of the public lined the streets (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Members of the public lined the streets (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Members of the public lined the streets (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones followed her funeral cortege (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones followed her funeral cortege (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones followed her funeral cortege (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A man salutes the funeral cortege (Gareth Fuller/PA)

A man salutes the funeral cortege (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A man salutes the funeral cortege (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial performed a flypast (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial performed a flypast (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Two Spitfires from the Battle of Britain Memorial performed a flypast (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Members of the public crowded into the streets to pay their respects (Gareth Fuller/PA)

Members of the public crowded into the streets to pay their respects (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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Members of the public crowded into the streets to pay their respects (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A painting on show in memory of the Forces Sweetheart (Gareth Fuller/PA)

A painting on show in memory of the Forces Sweetheart (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A painting on show in memory of the Forces Sweetheart (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A display at the Nutmeg Cafe in Ditchling (Gareth Fuller/PA)

A display at the Nutmeg Cafe in Ditchling (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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A display at the Nutmeg Cafe in Ditchling (Gareth Fuller/PA)

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The coffin was then taken to Brighton Crematorium for a private service (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

The coffin was then taken to Brighton Crematorium for a private service (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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The coffin was then taken to Brighton Crematorium for a private service (Stefan Rousseau/PA)

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