Today Thursday 30th April Captain Tom Moore is turning an incredible 100 years old. What a milestone!
Members of the Royal Air Force Air Cadets dusted off their uniform, ironed their shirts and trousers, polished shoes and tied their tie whilst at home during this period of lockdown to show their thanks to the amazing fundraising efforts of Captain Moore.
At the beginning of lockdown the then 99 year old Captain Tom Moore, set out to walk 100 laps of his garden and wanted to raise £1000 for NHS Charities Together which I thought was amazing! After appearing on various news channels across country, Captain Moore saw his total quickly pass the £1000. Today on the day on his 100th birthday his total has reached an astounding £31 million that is an incredible 5900% over his initial target and it is increasing by the second!
Last week Sergeant Esther Taylor RAFAC, on behalf of 1082 Squadron, sent Captain Moore a birthday card thanking him for what he is doing and explaining how he has inspired the cadets to get up and go. As well as thanking him for what he did for the country during the second world war where he served in both India and Burma with the 8th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.
Thank You to Captain, correction, Colonel Tom Moore on behalf of all the cadets and volunteers at 1082 (Brimington & District) Squadron!
We Salute You!