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Old 19-05-2020, 10:21 PM
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Coronavirus: Captain Tom Moore awarded knighthood for NHS fundraising.


Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted for his fundraising efforts after a special nomination from the prime minister.

The war veteran raised more than £32m for NHS charities by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday in April.

Boris Johnson said the centenarian had provided the country with "a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus."

As an honorary colonel, his official title will be Captain Sir Thomas Moore under Ministry of Defence protocol.

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

Capt Tom, who was given the honorary title of colonel on his 100th birthday, had initially set out to raise £1,000 for NHS charities by walking laps of the 25-m (82ft) loop in his garden in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire.

But he eventually raised £32,794,701 from more than one and a half million supporters.

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In a statement, Boris Johnson said Capt Tom's "fantastic fundraising broke records" and "inspired the whole country".

"On behalf of everyone who has been moved by his incredible story, I want to say a huge thank you. He's a true national treasure," he said.

Labour Party leader Sir Keir Starmer congratulated Capt Tom and said he had "brought inspiration to millions and helped all of us to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our NHS".

"In his actions, Tom embodied the national solidarity which has grown throughout this crisis, and showed us that everyone can play their part in helping build a better future."

Capt Tom, who was born in Keighley, West Yorkshire, captured the hearts of the nation and his birthday celebrations were extensive.

The occasion was marked with an RAF flypast as well as birthday greetings from the Queen and prime minister.

He was also made an honorary colonel by the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, in which he had served during World War Two, and received an estimated 140,000 cards.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...herts-52732300
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Old 19-05-2020, 10:31 PM
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Well deserved
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Old 20-05-2020, 08:26 AM
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Well deserved

Fuck them. These cunts are the same crowd that burnt down our city centre and executed our founding fathers.
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Old 20-05-2020, 09:51 AM
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Fuck them. These cunts are the same crowd that burnt down our city centre and executed our founding fathers.
Hard to argue with that, in fairness.
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Old 20-05-2020, 11:18 AM
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Fuck them. These cunts are the same crowd that burnt down our city centre and executed our founding fathers.
I'm sure the guys that burnt Cork are all dead. Did they come back as zombies?
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Old 20-05-2020, 12:14 PM
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Fuck them. These cunts are the same crowd that burnt down our city centre and executed our founding fathers.
Get over yourself ffs.

the guy is a legend.
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Old 20-05-2020, 03:38 PM
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I see the old anti-Brit sectarianism is still alive and well among some posters.
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Old 20-05-2020, 03:47 PM
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I see the old anti-Brit sectarianism is still alive and well among some posters.
So the burning of cork didnt happen??
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Old 20-05-2020, 03:57 PM
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Get over yourself ffs.

the guy is a legend.
Knighthood or not (and the campaign for it was led by the red tops as part of a broader narrative) - as has been mentioned by a lot of commentators in London, it says a lot that a 100 year old veteran raising money for the NHS over there is getting more play than the fact the a lot of NHS workers are not near the average industrial wage and some of them are now going to have to pay to access the services they provide.
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Old 20-05-2020, 06:57 PM
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Fuck them. These cunts are the same crowd that burnt down our city centre and executed our founding fathers.
Risen from the dead have they.

You bellend.
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