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Fri Jul 17, 2020, 11:45 AM

Queen knights 100-year-old veteran Captain Tom Moore, who raised millions for NHS



London (CNN)Queen Elizabeth II knighted 100-year-old World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore, who became a national celebrity by raising millions for the UK's National Health Service (NHS), in an outdoor ceremony in Windsor Castle on Friday.

Moore raised almost 33 million ($40 million) by walking laps of his backyard, and received a knighthood after a special nomination from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

The ceremony marked the Queen's return to her public duties after the coronavirus pandemic forced her to cancel virtually all of her engagements.

She knighted Moore with her father's sword, and praised him for his fundraising efforts, saying: "Thank you so much, an amazing amount of money you raised," according to the PA Media news agency.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/17/uk/queen-knights-captain-tom-moore-gbr-intl-scli/index.html




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demmiblue Jul 17 OP
Towlie Jul 17 #1
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 11:54 AM

1. Insert chess joke here.

... if you can think of one.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 01:01 PM

2. Capt. Moore remained on the castle grounds till dusk

While he was attempting to exit the area in series of L-shaped moves, as is the tradition.

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