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He set his mind to doing something and by god, he did it in spades.

Captain Tom Moore won the hearts of the nation when he aimed to walk 100 laps of his garden by the time he turned 100 years old at the end of April. He originally hoped to raise £1000 for the NHS but after completing his walk he has raised almost £30 million. The 99-year-old veteran has now been awarded a Pride of Britain award and some famous faces have sent their congratulations!

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Captain Tom - I salute you. :130:

And Happy 100th Birthday! :birthday2:
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Captain Tom Moore given colonel title on 100th birthday.

Capt Tom will also celebrate his birthday as a chart-topper. His cover of You'll Never Walk Alone took the top spot last week, making him the oldest person ever to score a number one single in the UK.

The Royal Mail is also set to unveil a special postbox in Capt Tom's honour. Painted "NHS blue" and featuring a golden balloon and birthday greeting, it will be located in Bedford Road, close to where he lives.

Capt Tom has also been honoured by having two trains named after him.
*The Great Western Railway intercity express train 800025 goes into service on Thursday.
*Elsewhere, GB Railfreight said a 129-tonne, Class 66 freight locomotive would be named Captain Tom Moore, with the added inscription "A true British inspiration".

Capt Tom has also secured two Guiness World Records during his effort, becoming the oldest ever person to get a UK No1 single, and for raising the most money single-handedly by walking.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bed ... or=ES-208-
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Captain Tom Moore awarded knighthood for NHS fundraising.

The knighthood, which has been approved by the Queen, will be formally announced on Wednesday.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bed ... s-52732300
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And don't forget about this guy, inspired by Capt. Tom. And he's got a year on Tom.

https://globalnews.ca/news/6953168/101- ... rity-walk/

A 101-year-old B.C. veteran of the Second World Warhas completed 101 laps of his retirement residence to raise money for charity.
Upon completing his 101st lap, Hillman was handed a glass of scotch and was treated to a live musical performance.
Hillman was a radio operator in the Royal Air Force, where he served in England, France, Italy, the Middle East and Burma.

These two dudes are making me tired just reading about them.
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My man said, when asked about actually getting to be meet the Queen and be knighted
" I hope she isn't heavy handed with the Sword"
No wonder the world is in love with him
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Captain Tom officially knighted by the Queen ... her first official engagement in person since lockdown.

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This man is an inspiration to us all.
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Former British Army officer Captain Sir Tom Moore is being honoured in a big way.

The 100-year-old is on the cover of the new British GQ, making him the oldest cover star in the magazine’s history, as part of their annual “Men of the Year” issue.

https://etcanada.com/news/714142/captai ... n-history/
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A fitting tribute for a man who inspired people.
A Second World War-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Capt. Sir Tom Moore to honour the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of dollars for Britain's health workers by walking laps in his backyard.

Soldiers performed ceremonial duties at the service for the 100-year-old Moore, whose charity walk inspired the nation and raised almost 33 million pounds (more than $58 million Cdn). Captain Tom, as he became known, died Feb. 2 in hospital after testing positive for COVID-19.

The private service was small, attended by just eight members of the veteran's immediate family. But soldiers carried his coffin, draped in the Union Jack, from the hearse to a crematorium and formed a ceremonial guard. Others performed a gun salute, before a C-47 Dakota military transport aircraft flew past.
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^^^ Got goose bumps reading that


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