Albert, who is resident at Fairlawn care home in Ferndown, not only received a card from the Queen to mark his 100th birthday, but was also given gifts by the Royal Tank Regiment Association.
Albert served in the Royal Tank Core throughout WWII, experiencing the most incredible and terrifying things. To recognise his service, the Royal Tank Regiment Association (RTRA) for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset sent him a card and gifts, and also made a phone call on his birthday, making it exceptionally special. The RTRA gifted Albert with an official Tank Regiment embroidered cushion, a huge tank birthday card, which brought back many wartime memories, a tank book, and a personalised letter. Albert spent the afternoon laughing and reminiscing, as well as feeling very proud and appreciated for all that he has achieved.
Home manager at Fairlawn, Veronika Blake, commented: “We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating Albert’s life achievements and reflecting on the war and his dedication to the tanks. We listened to one of our wonderful staff members perform wartime songs, sang happy birthday on the home’s piano whilst enjoying games, cake and drinks. Happy birthday Albert!”
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