One voice sounded particularly clear through the years of WWII and became a symbol of the wartime era and an inspiration for the Allied troops worldwide. It belongs to The Forces’ Sweetheart; Dame Vera Lynn.

Now, at the age of 102, a painted portrait of the legendary singer has been carried out by Norwegian artist Ross Kolby in collaboration with Dame Vera herself and her family. The portrait is gifted from the London Mint Office to the Royal Albert Hall - a venue where she has perforemd 52 times since 1938.

The portrait commemorates Dame Vera’s legendary contribution during WWII nd the 75th anniversary of the peace in 1945.

The portrait will be unveiled on Monday the 13th January 2020.