Author Topic: Captain/Colonel Tom knighted!  (Read 357 times)

StephenM123

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Re: Captain/Colonel Tom knighted!
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2020, 10:36:58 AM »
I think Captain Tom is a fantastic person as all the others mentioned. However, I am uneasy with the timing of the Knighthood as it feels some good news to bury bad news like care homes, PPE, testing, etc.


Personally I dislike the honours system and universities handing out honoury degrees. I think three people I have worked with over 40 years and myself are more worthy of honoury doctorates than most awarded from my old university! But we would not get them the column inches!


I am also a bit tired of the clapping. Yesterday evening quite a few people emerged around 7:00pm and I imagined there would be a massive clap. There wasn't but social distancing rules were broken again. Why clap for the  NHS and immediately disregard the rules that help protect it. What gets me is a friend developed a serious issue just after lockdown started. He has been bounced around between hospitals and sees a third next week. Over two weeks down the line they can't even tell him the result of an MRI!

GrannyMac

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Re: Captain/Colonel Tom knighted!
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2020, 11:28:07 AM »
What a great guy, and what a tragedy to lose both his wife and his daughter
Mike


I think it was within a couple of years Mike.  He helps himself by focusing on helping the charity that supported him.  Everyone here knows him.
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Captain/Colonel Tom knighted!
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2020, 12:26:23 PM »
So sad - losing my wife, brother, sister and dog in rapid succession, I can feel for the poor man
Mike
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GrannyMac

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Re: Captain/Colonel Tom knighted!
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2020, 05:56:38 PM »
So sad - losing my wife, brother, sister and dog in rapid succession, I can feel for the poor man
Mike


Not easy for you or anyone in that situation. 
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Michael Rolls

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Re: Captain/Colonel Tom knighted!
« Reply #34 on: May 22, 2020, 09:33:06 PM »
very true, granny
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zoony

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Re: Captain/Colonel Tom knighted!
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2020, 10:19:55 PM »
I suspect that, despite his demeanour, Col Tom is probably getting a bit fed up of all the fuss by now and is looking forward to getting his quiet life back again..
" There ain't no Devil, it's jus' God when he's drunk.."

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