This album is not just about remembering those who gave their lives in the Great War, but also those that stayed behind, not knowing when or if they would see their husbands, brothers, fathers and sons again

Lieutenant Commander Marie Whitehouse, HMS Excellent

“This album is not just about remembering those who gave their lives in the Great War, but also those that stayed behind, not knowing when or if they would see their husbands, brothers, fathers and sons again,” said warfare officer Lt Cdr Marie Whitehouse, who serves at HMS Excellent.

“This is still significant today among military families, a story that we as the Military Wives Choir can uniquely tell, and a chance for those of us who serve to show how truly grateful we are to those that we leave behind for keeping things together in our absence.

“It was an honour to record the album, the tracks are beautifully written and composed and very thought provoking,”

Fellow singer Juliet Swann said the whole experience gave the local choir, “a chance to be part of something much bigger than ourselves, something  that will live on, and a chance to honour both those who have fallen and those who continue to fight.”

The album, priced £12.14, is released on June 29th – the eve of Armed Forces Day – but you can listen to the opening track on YouTube:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8hJyrmY3-A