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Daily Express: Schoolkids release Armistice Day single to raise money for WAR HEROES memorial

A TALENTED group of singing schoolchildren will do their bit this Friday on Armistice Day to ensure the names of Bomber Command heroes really do live for ever more.

The Youngst*rs, many of whose ancestors flew on the bombers, have produced a single to raise money for a £12million memorial to the crews.

At the same time they hope their song, "Tears of the World", will highlight the continuing plight of children caught up in conflicts like the civil war currently devastating Syria.

The 17 Lincolnshire youngsters aged seven to 15 were assembled by 1970s pop star Jim Dooley who wrote the harmony-rich song with Dan Saxon and Mark Jaimes of Simply Red.

The group, some of whom are choristers at Lincoln Cathedral, performed the song in a photoshoot at RAF Coningsby where they met veterans and had the run of the UK's last flying Lancaster.

They hope their song will help raise the last £2million for the International bomber Command Centre, complete with museum and archives, on a hill opposite Lincoln Cathedral.

For many crews the cathedral was their last sight of Britain before being killed over occupied Europe.

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