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What would Captain Tom have had to do for a Knighthood

Old 30th Apr 2020, 09:07
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What would Captain Tom have had to do for a Knighthood

A huge Happy Birthday to Captain Tom Moore.
Can`t help feeling that if he had raised half the money for a political party, he would have got a knighthood
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 09:17
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Originally Posted by mothminor View Post
A huge Happy Birthday to Captain Tom Moore.
Can`t help feeling that if he had raised half the money for a political party, he would have got a knighthood
Survive long enough to reach the next round of honours I suspect. He looks in good shape and should make it with a following wind and strict social distancing.
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We thought on the military thread it wouldn't be an honour that would last long to be honest, and renaming the local hospital would be a more fitting epitaph.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 09:24
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We thought on the military thread it wouldn't be an honour that would last long to be honest, and renaming the local hospital would be a more fitting epitaph.
That's an excellent suggestion, have in all seriousness, passed it to your MP? With the nobodies, second rate celebs and sports people that get gongs that really devalue the system, naming a hospital after him would be more appropriate, and a long term reminder of what we're going through at the moment for future generations.
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ATN, I totally agree!
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Perhaps rename Airedale Hospital near Keighley where he was born, and the area where his Regiment was from.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 10:24
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Not really waning to belittle his achievement, but does he really deserve a knighthood for walking 100 laps of his garden?

His target was 1000. Had he only reached that amount, would there still be the clamour to give him an award?

"He" raised the huge sum because his endeavour went viral on TV and social media. Perhaps the people who initially raised it are just as worthy?

There are people who have spent a lifetime raising funds for all sorts of causes and they don't get recognition. I doubt Colonel Tom, as he is now, really wants it either.




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A letter from a very important person perhaps?

If she included a personal note with his birthday card that would trump even a knighthood. I just hope her card is not lost in that massive post bag he received.
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Originally Posted by Saintsman View Post
Not really waning to belittle his achievement,
"He" was the inspiration that raised the huge sum because his endeavour went viral on TV and social media.

There are people who have spent a lifetime raising funds for all sorts of causes and they don't get recognition as they did have the same inspiration. I doubt Colonel Tom, as he is now, really wants it either.

It is those that inspire who are more usually honoured.
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Originally Posted by mothminor View Post
A huge Happy Birthday to Captain Tom Moore.
Can`t help feeling that if he had raised half the money for a political party, he would have got a knighthood

He got promoted to Colonel - so a much bigger pension
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A letter from a very important person perhaps?

If she included a personal note with his birthday card that would trump even a knighthood. I just hope her card is not lost in that massive post bag he received.
You have to sign for letters from the palace.
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Old 30th Apr 2020, 14:37
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They said on the news he had a personal message from the queen and other royals, would have thought this was more than the standard card for some one reaching 100
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Originally Posted by mothminor View Post
A huge Happy Birthday to Captain Tom Moore.
Can`t help feeling that if he had raised half the money for a political party, he would have got a knighthood
It's Colonel Moore actually.
You asked what he'd have to do for sword each side; not a lot.
It'll be coming. These things can't be done overnight you know...
College Of Arms has to create title, sort out details of Title, etc...

But it'll come, and a more deserving individual of such I cannot think of.

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Don't worry - I got it, even if it was abit of an oddity.
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He got promoted to Colonel - so a much bigger pension
Ah yes, but as he is an honorary colonel, knowing how tight The Treasury is I suspect he'll just be getting an honorary pension
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more importantly for this forum, he had a BBMF flypast
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Originally Posted by Paultheparaglider View Post
I did hope some would.
I saw what you (both) did there.
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As the likes of John Prescott and several others, (add names to suit), got a knighthood it is quite possible Captain (Hon Col) Tom wouldn't want one.
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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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I saw what you (both) did there.
Yes, they encapsulated the hint..
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