26 Nov 2011

Vera Lynn asks for help to find lost brooch

8:10 am on 26 November 2011

Britain's World War II forces' sweetheart Vera Lynn has appealed for help in tracing a lost brooch that was given her by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery more than 35 years ago.

The brooch was lost during a Remembrance Day service at the Royal Albert Hall in London earlier this month.

The 94-year-old singer, whose wartime classics include "We'll Meet Again" and "The White Cliffs of Dover", said the brooch was of great sentimental value.

Her family has offered a £150 reward for its return, along with the opportunity to have tea with Lynn.

The brooch is the Africa Star ribbon bar in enamel with the clasp of Montgomery's 8th Army.

It was presented to Lynn at the Royal Albert Hall as a gesture of thanks for her support during the war.