FIVE hundred free tickets are on offer for service people wishing to attend a concert to be opened by “forces sweet-heart” Dame Vera Lynn at the Fairfield this Sunday. Guests Dame Judi Dench and Lord Tebbit will be chatting to the audience in between songs and music featuring the bands of the Royal Artillery and Parachute Regiment. The charity event celebrating the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe is in aid of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Associations (SSAFA). The free tickets are for veterans of the First or Second World War or any major conflict since, including the Falklands and Gulf Wars. The offer also applies to current servicemen and women, TA members and services cadets, and retired members of the police, firefighting and ambulance services.
To apply for your ticket for the 7.30pm event, call the box office on 020 8688 9291. Accompanying family members can qualify for tickets at half the price of �15 per ticket for anyone else who would like to go.