Our thanks to our very own Captain Tom Moore at 100 – The Yorkshire Post says

IT is almost impossible for words to do sufficient justice to Colonel Tom Moore when there were so many moving moments on his 100th birthday.

Colonel Tom Moore and his daughter Hannah acknowledge the Battle of Britain flypast on the war veteran's 100th birthday.

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His humbling gratitude as he accepted a promotion to Colonel; the amount raised by his NHS charity walk surpassing £30m and his reaction when TV presenter Jeremy Vine ventured, quite reasonably, that the man of the moment might be “exhausted”. “No, I’m not,” replied the Yorkshire-born war veteran. They make ’em tough up here.

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And then the sight of Captain Moore, his face bursting with pride and medals gleaming from the lapel of his jacket, punching the air as a Spitfire and Hurricane flew over his family’s home as the RAF paid their own tribute on behalf of the Armed Forces.

A Battle of Britain Memorial Flight flypast of a Spitfire and a Hurricane passes over the home of Second World War veteran Corporal Tom Moore as he celebrates his 100th birthday.

Yet, as the centenarian expressed his gratitude, it is we who should be thanking him for lighting up our lives in such tragic times. Thank you, Sir – and here’s hoping that formal confirmation in the form of a knighthood is still to follow.

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