Lieutenant Commander Dave Emery and Lieutenant Commander Phil Clark, a pair of Merlin Mk2 Observers, are hoping to fly high with their single, ‘Sailing Home For Christmas’.
Lt Cdr Dave Emery and Lt Cdr Phil Clark wrote this year's festive single 'Sailing Home For Christmas' whilst serving onboard HMS Queen Elizabeth with 820 NAS as part of Operation FORTIS last year. They both described the clear inspiration for the song: "It's a song about returning home to your families at Christmas time after a long time away."
It’s release comes as hundreds of families are reunited for the holidays with the return of HMS Defender and HMS Queen Elizabeth to Portsmouth.
The single will benefit the RNRMC, and the Culdrose Military Wives Choir, who provided backing vocals for the track. To support them, Download the song here.
100% of the money raised from the downloads of this song will be donated to the two charities.
Adrian Bell, chief executive of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, said the single captured the ‘highs and lows of service life’.
The men and women of the Royal Navy routinely deploy all round the world for many weeks and months and can often accumulate not far short of two years separation in any three-year period. We recognise that not everyone will be sailing home for Christmas and so our thoughts and thanks go to all those who will be deployed or on duty over this period. This time of year can be harder than usual for them as well as their families and loved ones back home.
Adrian Bell, CEO of RNRMC