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Dame Vera Lynn funeral: Live updates from Ditchling, Sussex

By Samuel Brooke and Harry Bullmore

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    The funeral of Dame Vera Lynn will be taking place today in Ditchling, where she lived for 50 years
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  • There will be a village procession and a flypast
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  • Dame Vera, whose song We'll Meet Again is one of the best-known in British music, died on June 18 at the age of 103
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  • Roads in the village will be closed between 9am and 12.30pm for the funeral
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  • A cortege leaves her family home before pausing at the crossroads in the centre of Ditchling to acknowledge her long association with the area and allow residents to pay their respects
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  • A flypast by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, consisting of a Spitfire and a Hurricane, will take place during the pause at midday
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  • The cortege will move on to the crematorium in Brighton where a tri-service route-lining party will wait outside the chapel, together with a military bearer party ready to receive the coffin
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  • We have reporters in Ditchling and at Woodvale Crem. Follow live for the latest