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Military Wives Choir welcome home HMS Turbulent crew

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Media captionThe crew of a Royal Navy submarine were given a special welcome home performance in Plymouth Sound from the Military Wives Choir

The crew of a Royal Navy submarine were given a special welcome home performance in Plymouth Sound from the Military Wives Choir.

HMS Turbulent hosted the choir as it returned to Devonport.

Eleven members of the choir, comprising wives and girlfriends of military personnel brought together for the BBC Two series The Choir, went on board.

The choir performed their Christmas charity single, Wherever You Are, in the submarine's control room.

'Magic Christmas'

Victoria Forth, 28, whose husband Tim, also 28, has been away on the sub, said having him home was better than getting the Christmas number one.

"If we get the number one it means we raise that much more for the Royal British Legion and SAAFA (Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Families Association)," she said.

"It will be a really magic Christmas this year."

The song is in prime position to be the Christmas number one, according to bookmaker William Hill.

The choir has been backed by Radio 2 presenter Chris Evans and last Sunday they performed on Strictly Come Dancing.

They have also been invited to meet Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street.

Tomahawk equipped submarine Turbulent has been away for 284 days, spending 190 of them submerged.

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