Lyme Regis branch of the Royal British Legion are organising a concert by the Lympstone Military Wives Choir at the Woodmead Halls on Saturday, June 8.

The concert will conclude a weekend of events being co-ordinated by Lyme Regis Town Council to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1944.

Other D-Day 80 events being co-ordinated by the town council include an exhibition in the Jubilee Pavilion on the seafront, organised by Lyme Regis Museum, the laying of wreaths at the War Memorial, a parade along the Marine Parade prior to the lighting of a beacon, a free showing of the war film, “The Longest Day, at the Marine Theatre and an afternoon tea for senior citizens.

The group were the first military wives choir to be formed after the Gareth Malone TV series will be appearing in Lyme Regis as part of the D-Day 80 commemorations.

The Lympstone choir was formed in 2011, one of the first to come together after the Gareth Malone TV series.

The Military Wives Choirs is a community of more than 2,000 women in 72 choirs across the UK and internationally. They were formed to celebrate a love of singing and a communal understanding that comes from members' shared experiences of the Armed Forces.

They welcome all women whose lives are currently impacted by their military connection, resulting life-changing friendships that lead to new and uplifting experiences through singing.

Singing in a choir has been proven to increase wellbeing and improve mental and physical health. With no auditions and no pressure to perform, the Military Wives Choirs give its members the opportunity to spend time with women that truly understand the challenges associated with military life.

The president of the Lyme branch of the Royal British Legion, Philip Evans MBE said: “We are delighted in bring the Lympstone Military Wives Choir to Lyme. The concert with provide a fitting climax to a weekend of events that will honour the 11 men of Lyme who made the supreme sacrifice.”

The concert will be held at the Woodmead Halls and tickets, costing £8, are on sale at the Lyme Regis Town Council offices.