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Happy Birthday Captain Tom Moore

(38 Posts)
Oopsadaisy3 Thu 30-Apr-20 07:39:40

I hope he has a lovely day, I've just watched how some of the money he has raised is being spent in the wards.
Well done!

Pittcity Thu 30-Apr-20 07:48:00

Happy Birthday Colonel inspiration to us all sunshine

Lucca Thu 30-Apr-20 08:07:01

Congratulations to captain tom, we could use a few more like him!

LullyDully Thu 30-Apr-20 08:07:56

An honorary title and a spitfire fly past. Great. Good news is not before time.

Grandma70s Thu 30-Apr-20 08:23:29

I don’t think Spitfires should be celebrated. They are killing machines, like all weapons of war. I’m glad we weren’t invaded by Nazis, but I don’t want to dwell on how it was done.

As a wartime child I thought Spitfires were enemy planes, because the name is so horrible.

Smileless2012 Thu 30-Apr-20 08:26:57

A very 'Happy Birthday' Captain Tom

Grammaretto Thu 30-Apr-20 08:29:02

Well done Tom! ( a colonel now I believe)

He is receiving a hand delivered birthday card from the Queen. I had visions of her coming herself but I suppose not possible grin

Marmight Thu 30-Apr-20 08:30:28

Something he has just acknowledged Grandma70s. He has seen these aircraft flying in anger as well as in peace.
I hope Capt/Colonel Tom doesn't catch a cold!
Happy Birthday Tom 🎂

grannypiper Thu 30-Apr-20 08:48:38

Happy bithday 100th Colonel Tom. I hope your day is full of sunshine

Oopsminty Thu 30-Apr-20 08:50:11

I think we owe a lot to Spitfires and their pilots, Grandma70s

Happy Birthday to Colonel Tom

sodapop Thu 30-Apr-20 08:51:32

Lovely to see how happy the fly past made Captain Tom. This story has touched so many people what a great man.
Happy Birthday Captain Tom.

farview Thu 30-Apr-20 08:52:47

Happiest of Birthdays wished for Captain Tom..a true gentleman 💕

rafichagran Thu 30-Apr-20 08:59:00

Happy Birthday Colonel Tom.

Anniebach Thu 30-Apr-20 09:01:17

Happy Birthday Captain Tom

rafichagran Thu 30-Apr-20 09:02:21

Grandma70 This thread is to wish Colonel Tom Happy Birthday not a discussion about Spitfires.
Did you forget to wish him Happy Birthday, which is what this thread is about.

GrannyLaine Thu 30-Apr-20 09:03:32

He has captured the heart of the nation in such a modest way. I wish him & his family a wonderful celebration. I love that the Royal Mail has made a special postmark in honour of this day and have made excellent provision for handling all of his thousands of Birthday cards.

Toadinthehole Thu 30-Apr-20 09:05:55

I’m sure I read his birthday was on Monday! Must have been dreaming.

EllanVannin Thu 30-Apr-20 09:13:28

To a lovely gentleman---a very Happy 100th Birthday.

merlotgran Thu 30-Apr-20 09:18:09

Happy Birthday, Col. Tom.

The sight and sound of a fly past always fills my heart with pride and gratitude.

Dreamkeeper Thu 30-Apr-20 09:18:25

One of life`s real heroes and wishing our now Colonel Tom Moore a very Happy Birthday, and many more years with which to shine as a beacon of hope to this beleagured country of ours.

PS Indeed hoping he has not caught a cold as he celebrates with great aplomb outside at quite an early rather cool morning!!

silverlining48 Thu 30-Apr-20 09:22:42

Happy 100 th birthday colonel Tom. What an achievement he has just hit the 30 million! Perfect. Well done.

JenniferEccles Thu 30-Apr-20 09:33:34

Happy birthday Captain Tom!

The Spitfire flypast is the perfect way to celebrate his amazing fundraising achievement, and to commemorate his birthday.

What a shame there had to be one sneery comment about that on this of all threads.

Just a thought Grandma70s.
If it weren’t for Spitfires you probably wouldn’t be here now.

oscaro11 Thu 30-Apr-20 09:41:39

Happy birthday Colonel Tom. I hope he enjoys the spitfires fly past. He deserves it.

Rosalyn69 Thu 30-Apr-20 09:53:00

Happy birthday Capt Tom. I loved the fly past. Good or bad it’s our history

newnanny Thu 30-Apr-20 10:28:55

Happy 100th birthday to Colonel Too. Have a lovely day and enjoy your fly pass.