Friday, July 1st, 2022

Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar enthusiasts plan a Spitfire fly past for ‘one man fundraising machine’ Captain Tom Moore on his 100th birthday

A Spitfire from Biggin Hill will perform a fly past to mark the 100th birthday of Captain Tom Moore on 30 April if the Civil Aviation Authority grants the necessary permission.

Spokesman for the Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar, Alex Monk, told the Daily Telegraph that a team of aircraft restorers from the famous former Second World War airfield wants the Spitfire to fly over Mr Moore’s Bedfordshire home to celebrate his achievement. He said the flypast would salute Captain Moore’s fundraising efforts.

Second World War veteran, Captain Tom, captured the nation’s hearts when they heard about his attempt to walk 100 lengths of his garden to help raise sponsorship money for the NHS. He has so far raised £26 million – his original target was only £1,000!

He has already completed his 100th lap but with donations still pouring in, he has decided to keep going. The amazing amount of money he has raised has been boosted even further by a collaboration with singer Michael Ball. They have brought out their own version of You’ll Never Walk Alone which has already one to number one in several different countries.

Captain Tom has been attracting plaudits from all over the world and received a personal recorded video message from the Duke of Cambridge who called the former tank commander a ‘one-man fundraising machine’.

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