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Daily Telegraph: Child singers aim for No.1 with song honouring the dead of Bomber Command

A child singing group is hoping to pull off a surprise No.1 chart hit in remembrance week with a song honouring those who gave their lives serving with RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War.

Youngstars, whose average age is 11, will release their song Tears of the World on Armistice Day, November 11, and believe advance sales driven through a social media campaign can propel them to the top of the charts.

Profits from downloads and CDs of the song will help to complete the £12 million International Bomber Command Centre in Lincolnshire, which will have an education centre as well as a memorial when it is complete. 

The children will have to out-sell established acts including Little Mix, Bruno Mars and Drake who are also hoping for the No.1 spot when the new chart is published on Friday.

The 17 members of the group, who were chosen through an open audition, include Georgia Stone, 10, whose great grandfather George "Ginger" Stone flew more than 50 operations as the rear gunner in a Lancaster bomber before he was killed over Germany in 1944, aged 33.

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