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What would Captain Tom have had to do for a Knighthood

Old 1st May 2020, 16:20
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Originally Posted by k3k3 View Post
You have to sign for letters from the palace.

You have to sign for parcels from Amazon, but that doesn't stop my postman playing hunt the Easter egg with me around the garden, or even worse in the top of the bin!
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Old 1st May 2020, 16:29
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I saw what you (both) did there.
Yes, they encapsulated the hint..
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Old 1st May 2020, 16:31
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It seems that Captain Tom's card from the Queen was hand delivered by HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire, and looks to have included a personal message from the Queen:

Among the thousands of birthday greetings was a personalised card from the Queen.

"I am so pleased to know that you are celebrating your one hundredth birthday," she wrote.

"I was also most interested to hear of your recent fundraising efforts for NHS Charities Together at this difficult time.

"I send my congratulations and best wishes to you on such a special occasion. Elizabeth R."
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Old 20th May 2020, 05:52
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Captain Sir Thomas Moore
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Old 20th May 2020, 06:28
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I am sorry but I think this sort of fundraising is daft. If you want to give some money to the NHS why don't you just do so?. Where is the logic of only giving in exchange for some OAP grinding himself around the garden pointlessly. It is like saying I will give 10 pounds to charity if you hit yourself in the knee with a hammer. Why? What is the point? You wanna give, give! no need for these silly and painful antics
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Old 20th May 2020, 06:34
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Originally Posted by calypso View Post
I am sorry but I think this sort of fundraising is daft. If you want to give some money to the NHS why don't you just do so?. Where is the logic of only giving in exchange for some OAP grinding himself around the garden pointlessly. It is like saying I will give 10 pounds to charity if you hit yourself in the knee with a hammer. Why? What is the point? You wanna give, give! no need for these silly and painful antics
Welcome to the post truth, meeja-defined reality, content free priority of 2020. Sir Tom is one of the few really nice (if illogical) consequences of an insane system. Meeja artifacts like the Kardasians could have found that cash down the back of the sofa and what have they ever done for the world, or for anyone other than themselves?
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Old 20th May 2020, 07:11
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I saw an item earlier on this morning about one of the UK air ambulances charities predicting a 1m shortfall as public fund raising events have had to be cancelled. Just give us yer money...

Incidentally, why are the Kardashians famous and obscenely rich? I really have no idea, nor do I particularly care but... why?
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Old 20th May 2020, 07:27
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It's been announced that he is to be knighted. Well done, Sir.
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Old 20th May 2020, 07:33
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Originally Posted by treadigraph View Post

Incidentally, why are the Kardashians famous and obscenely rich? I really have no idea, nor do I particularly care but... why?
These rich celebs are the new evangelists for sad people who want to be part of a 'lifestyle' they can only dream of.

Let's not begrudge Capt Tom his knighthood, well deserved.
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Old 20th May 2020, 07:56
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why are the Kardashians famous and obscenely rich?
It all started with the trial of OJ Simpson. One of his defence lawyers was Robert Kardashian whose daughters included a young Kim Kardashian.
She clearly picked up on the media hype at the time and later she and her siblings made that odd transition to the level of "famous for being famous".

Got to hand it to them for finding a way to monetise the attention - TV series, video blogs and fashion/make-up mean serious wealth.

On a side note Robert Kardashian stuck with O J right to the end until he realised the importance of the the then new DNA profiling of the blood stains
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Old 20th May 2020, 08:38
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Is it me, or does his daughter come across as quite controlling? Somewhat in the same way as when you see kids on the TV doing this that or the other for charity at the moment, they are all from middle class households with the parent sat alongside them (as they was have to be) feeding them lines.

That in no way detracts from the effort that has been put in that has resulted in an enormous amount of money being donated for which he and his supporters should be rightly rewarded. When was the last time you saw Sir Paul McCartney or Sir Elton John (to single out two) dip into their own pockets and pull out half that much, which would small change for either of them, to support a single cause?
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Old 20th May 2020, 08:46
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Originally Posted by ATNotts View Post
Is it me, or does his daughter come across as quite controlling? Somewhat in the same way as when you see kids on the TV doing this that or the other for charity at the moment, they are all from middle class households with the parent sat alongside them (as they was have to be) feeding them lines.
Certainly not. If Captain Tom's hearing was better then she wouldn't need to be there.
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Old 20th May 2020, 09:01
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Originally Posted by Vendee View Post
Certainly not. If Captain Tom's hearing was better then she wouldn't need to be there.
And it's good to see someone being appropriately protective of him - it would be easy for the media to bamboozle and overwhelm him.
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Old 20th May 2020, 09:46
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His Wikipedia entry is worth a read, as it gives a bit about his background: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Moore_(fundraiser)
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Originally Posted by ZH875 View Post
Only seven hours adrift of the main thread on the Military Aviation forum.....

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Old 20th May 2020, 11:55
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Originally Posted by Union Jack View Post
Only seven hours adrift of the main thread on the Military Aviation forum.....

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And what does Captain Tom have to do with Military Aviation, so I posted on a Captain Tom Knighthood post.🙄
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Old 20th May 2020, 12:05
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All the services have an aviation wing and no doubt in his time he has worked alongside them.
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Old 20th May 2020, 12:35
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Originally Posted by ZH875 View Post
And what does Captain Tom have to do with Military Aviation, so I posted on a Captain Tom Knighthood post.🙄
Tell that to all those eminent posters who contributed to Cometh the hour, cometh the man started by Nutty two weeks before this thread started, with the words "And I cannot think of anyone who deserves it more....
He Maybe 100, but he deserves a knighthood."

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All the services have an aviation wing and no doubt in his time he has worked alongside them.
Well said Nutty!

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