War Horse Memorial Ambassador, Colin Thackery, has joined forces with Britain’s Got Talent favourites the D-Day Juniors, who featured in this year’s series of the popular talent show – and got unanimous support from the judges.
The collaboration features on a Remembrance- themed single, ‘Salute My Hero’ released this week.
Colin, who was Britain’s Got Talent winner, 2019 said: ‘It’s been an honour and a privilege to work on this new song with this team of talented youngsters. It’s wonderful to keep the spirit of Remembrance alive, and it’s so important that new music is being written to commemorate everyone that has served in the armed forces. It’s a brilliant song, with a great message, and I’m proud to be a part of it – I hope everyone downloads it and enjoys this new music.’
Chelsea Pensioner Colin, who served in the Royal Artillery and saw service in Malaya and the Korean War, won the ITV singing show after performing Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime hit, We’ll Meet Again, and his debut album features a duet between the pair. He said: “I have sung her songs all my life. They bring about such a great sense of hope, and always make me incredibly emotional.“
Profits from the single will be donated towards the charity founded by the late Dame Vera (pictured here) and for whom The D-Day Darlings and Colin Thackery act as charity ambassadors. The Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity supports children with motor learning conditions.