In February 2011, Gareth Malone went to the military base at Chivenor to set up a choir for the wives left at home alone while their men are on duty for months at a time. In the Christmas Day show , we hear from Gareth and key members of the choir as they reflect on their extraordinary journey including their performance of a song, specially written by royal composer Paul Mealor , at The Royal Albert Hall.
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The Choir: a year with the Military Wives
Armed Forces Day Flags of red, white and blue proudly flew over 10 Downing Street and public buildings across the UK today, signalling the start of a week of celebrations ahead of Saturday’s main event.
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Flags fly for Armed Forces Day
A barbecue for over 160 British and American Service personnel and their partners was hosted at Downing Street yesterday as part of US President Barack Obama’s state visit to the UK.
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UK and US troops enjoy barbecue at Downing Street