A SALISBURY soprano has recorded a rendition of 'We'll meet again' to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Poppy Neame, 29, performed Dame Vera Lynn's famous wartime song in her parents' garden to pay tribute to the sacrifices of those who fought in the Second World War.

Having already performed patriotic classics such as Rule Britannia before, the London-trained opera singer was keen to share her performance to boost the morale of the city's residents.

She said: "It's a massive day, very patriotic for my dad and my dad's twin brother but also, we live in Fordingbridge where there's quite a lot of OAPs so naturally this is quite an important day for them and I just wanted to do something to celebrate for them.

"It's not every day that someone sings that song so I wanted to bring it back."

Poppy's own grandfather, Lieutenant General Sir Philip Neame, was a senior Army officer and recipient of the Victoria Cross, Britain's highest military award.

Marking the anniversary of VE Day is a chance to pay tribute to him and other members of the family.

"He was very famous and well-known. Unfortunately he died 11 years before I was born so I never got to meet him but my parents talk a lot about him, they're very proud.

"I was actually adopted, I was born in Turkey, so all the more reasons to thank my parents and do this for them."

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, families across Britain have been told to celebrate today's milestone from home.

To mark the event, Poppy will be singing 'We'll meet again' with her family and watch the Queen's speech at 9pm.