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100-year-old Captain Tom is flying to Barbados on a British Airways free flight


"I never thought I'd travel again": Captain Tom, 100, says he ticked "items from his bucket list" after British Airways offered him and his family a free flight to Barbados

  • Captain Tom flies to Barbados with his family courtesy of British Airways
  • Sir Tom raised millions for the NHS at the height of the coronavirus pandemic
  • His efforts earned him a knighthood and a promotion to colonel of honor
  • Sir Tom said the support he was shown gave him "new energy".
  • On his family vacation, he drives 8.5 hours to the sunny Caribbean island

Captain Sir Tom Moore and his family flew to Barbados after British Airways offered him free flight.

The centenarian smiled as he sat in an airplane seat adorned with his name on a picture on his official Twitter page when he revealed he had ticked an item "off his bucket list."

Sir Tom raised millions for the NHS at the height of the coronavirus pandemic by doing laps in his garden.

His efforts earned him a knighthood and a promotion to Colonel of Honor, and he was named the 2020 Inspiration of the Year by GQ last month.

Captain Sir Tom Moore (pictured in his BA aircraft seat) and his family flew to Barbados after British Airways offered him free flight

Sir Tom raised millions for the NHS at the height of the coronavirus pandemic by doing laps in his garden

Sir Tom raised millions for the NHS at the height of the coronavirus pandemic by doing laps in his garden

Sir Tom said the support he was shown gave him "rejuvenation" prior to his family vacation, which would allow him to travel eight and a half hours to the sunny Caribbean island.

He said, “I never thought that when I was 100 I would travel again. I am very grateful to everyone who made this possible.

"The support I was shown in 2020 gave me new energy and today I can cross something off my bucket list."

Sir Tom said the support he was shown gave him "rejuvenation" prior to his family vacation, which would allow him to travel eight and a half hours to the sunny Caribbean island

Sir Tom said the support he was shown gave him "rejuvenation" prior to his family vacation, which would allow him to travel eight and a half hours to the sunny Caribbean island

Captain Tom Moore with (left to right) grandson Benji, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and granddaughter Georgia at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire after completing his goal of 100 laps of his garden

Captain Tom Moore with (left to right) grandson Benji, daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore and granddaughter Georgia at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire after completing his goal of 100 laps of his garden

It was not disclosed which family members would join Sir Tom on the trip.

The 100-year-old lives with his daughter Hannah, whom he shares with his late wife Pamela, and her husband Colin Ingram.

His grandchildren Benji and Georgia also live in the family home in Bedfordshire.

BA's official Twitter account read: "We are honored to fly you and your family captain Sir Tom to one of our favorite destinations."

Last month, Sir Tom gave a rare glimpse into his personal life after becoming GQ magazine's oldest cover star.

Sir Tom was knighted by the Queen at a socially distant ceremony at Windsor Castle in July

Sir Tom was knighted by the Queen at a socially distant ceremony at Windsor Castle in July

The centenarian was a beacon that appeared at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when he raised millions for the NHS and instilled a sense of togetherness and security in the nation.

In an interview with the magazine, Sir Tom told of his 20-year first marriage, his beloved late wife's struggle with dementia and how he wants to be there for "lonely people who need help".

The 100-year-old broke down talking about the moment he realized he had to take his wife to a nursing home.

Last month, Sir Tom gave a rare glimpse into his personal life after becoming GQ magazine's oldest cover star

Last month, Sir Tom gave a rare glimpse into his personal life after becoming GQ magazine's oldest cover star

In an interview with the magazine, Sir Tom told of his 20-year first marriage, his beloved late wife's struggle against dementia and how he wants to be there for "lonely people who need help".

In an interview with the magazine, Sir Tom told of his 20-year first marriage, his beloved late wife's struggle against dementia and how he wants to be there for "lonely people who need help".

He told the magazine, “Taking her … she didn't really know what we were doing. And I felt … I felt that I was failing her.

“I know it was the best that could be done. I realize that my exertion was not enough. & # 39;

The National Treasure also joked about installing two stair lifts in his house and about how he enjoys "a lot of sugar" on his porridge every morning, "because cholesterol at 100 is the least of a concern."

Sir Tom raised more than £ 32 million for the NHS by running laps of his Bedfordshire garden in April.

He initially wanted to collect £ 1,000 but broke two Guinness world records and scored a number one single in the process.

He led the nation with his optimistic phrase "Tomorrow will be a good day" and has since given more than 700 media interviews.

Sir Tom spoke about his personal life, telling GQ about his incomplete marriage to first wife Ethel and how he became a father in his forties.

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