The path not taken.
- Oct 9, 2009
- Reaction score
Second World War veteran, 99, had hoped to raise £1,000 on JustGiving when he started walking 100 laps of his garden
My hat's off to him. I'm three quarters his age and lucky to do half what he can. I salute you, Sir.
The chart topper in question...My hat's off to him. I'm three quarters his age and lucky to do half what he can. I salute you, Sir.
The Queen personally praised Capt Sir Tom, telling him: "Thank you so much, an amazing amount of money you raised."
In May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a special nomination for the war veteran to be knighted.
Buckingham Palace believes it is the first time the ceremony has been held in the strictly socially distanced format.
The Queen used the sword that belonged to her father, George VI, to bestow the insignia of Knight Bachelor upon Capt Sir Tom.
Her arrival was announced by the sound of bagpipes played by the Queen's Piper, Pipe Major Richard Grisdale, of The Royal Regiment of Scotland.