Blind Veterans Choir Vision In Song
Armed Forces Day

Blind Veterans Choir Releases Debut Record For Armed Forces Day

The group, called 'Vision in Song', was formed in 2018 and its members range in age from 76 to 96.

Blind Veterans Choir Vision In Song

The group meets regularly for rehearsals and have performed their first concerts (Picture: Blind Veterans UK).

A choir of blind veterans has released its first record to mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday.

The group, called 'Vision in Song', was formed in Essex in 2018 and its members range in age from 76 to 96.

Their first EP is called 'Sing As We Go'.

It features three wartime classics: 'Pack Up Your Troubles In Your Old Kit Bag', 'It's A Long Way to Tipperary' and the title track 'Sing As We Go'.

Former Royal Artillery wireless operator Ted Cruse, 82, said:

"'Vision In Song' has given all of us a chance to sing again when we thought we never would.

"There is a real sense of camaraderie in the group."

The group meets regularly for rehearsals and have performed their first concerts.

Jennie Hammond is the community support worker who helped set up the choir. She said: "It all started with visiting one of our veterans called Danny.

"His great love was singing but when he lost his sight he was unable to be accommodated by his old choir.

"I made it my mission to make sure Danny could sing as part of a choir group again."

Blind Veterans Choir Vision In Song
Their first EP is called 'Sing As We Go' (Picture: Blind Veterans UK).

Danny Williams, 78, said 'words cannot express how much joy 'Vision In Song' has given me'.

The songs are available to download and stream on online music services, with any proceeds made from downloads or streams of the songs to be donated to Blind Veterans UK.