Yesterday the UK celebrated the 100th birthday of a man many of us didn’t even know a couple weeks back. Captain Tom Moore, born 30th April 1920, served in the Second World War and even in 2020 is making the British people proud.

He decided to raise money forΒ NHS Charities Together by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, with an aim of raising Β£1,000.

He raised Β£32 million.

For his incredible achievement he received a guard of honour from the 1st Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment (at a safe distance) on his final lap.

On top of this, the RAF surprised Tom with a flypast by a Hurricane and Spitfire over his home.

He said of the event:

‘I am one of the few people here who have seen Hurricane’s and Spitfire’s flying past in anger. Today they are flying past peacefully. That’s what’s outstanding’.

He was sent over 150,000 birthday cards by the public and from people all over the world. He also got a personalised birthday card off the Queen.

 

A happy message I wanted to post about, and an incredibly moving and inspirational story. I literally filled up watching the flyover by the RAF’s Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, even if it was on TV. It is amazing to see what can be achieved by one person and how we can all be inspired by such acts.

Happy Birthday Captain Tom!

36 thoughts

  1. What an inspirational story, just proves you’re never to old to still set goals for yourself and the greater good for others. Happy birthday Capt. Tom may God bless you with further health and happiness.

    1. A very inspirational story!! I love it. I agree it shows age is only a number and anything can be achieved at any time. Happy Birthday Capt. Tom!

  2. I was crying my eyes out while reading an article about him last night. Such a wonderful man. And he’s absolutely adorable as well. Thank you for sharing, and birthday Captain!

  3. That’s a lovely story. Bet he’s fit as hell for his age after all that walking (hee hee). Fit in general. Nice to see the little things people can do to inspire. And wow–what an inspiration.

    I’m still smiling and had to read it again.

    1. Such an inspiration. Thanks for reading, I had to share his story as I loved it that much.

      ‘Just proves – there is sunshine, even during our darkest days.’ Very well put πŸ™‚

  4. I’ve seen news stories about Captain Tom here in the US but didn’t hear about the flyover, what a great tribute for such an amazing accomplishment!

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