Military Wives Choirs re-record hymn Abide With Me sung at burial of Unknown Warrior

  • Video report by ITV News Senior Correspondent Paul Davies

Thoughts will turn to those who've paid the ultimate sacrifice this weekend, as Remembrance Sunday is marked with smaller ceremonies across the country.

This year also sees the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior - one of the most poignant events following the First World War.

To mark the milestone, the Military Wives Choirs have paid homage releasing their version of Abide With Me.

It is being released digitally on Friday ahead of Remembrance Sunday and backed by Westminster Council.

Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan with the Combined MIlitary Wives Choir attending the Military Wives UK premiere.

Some 70 members of the choirs – who inspired a recent film – travelled from around the UK to record each vocal part individually due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Julia Hudson, the choirs’ music and performance manager, said: “Our choir members have come from all over the country during challenging times to produce something that fittingly commemorates the centenary of an event that brought people together during the most difficult times this country has ever faced.”

Councillor Mark Shearer, member for St James’s ward and armed forces champion at Westminster City Council, called it a "moving commemoration of the centenary of the burial of the Unknown Warrior".

Military Wives Choirs is a charity that brings women in the military community together through singing.

The song will be accompanied by a music video and a documentary online following the Journey of the Unknown Warrior, as told by the Military Wives Choirs.