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Disabled veterans’ message to astronaut Tim Peake


100 days up there: 100 years of care!


Disabled veterans at The Royal Star & Garter Homes are celebrating Tim Peake’s 100th day in space, in the Charity’s Centenary year, by sending him a message of support via social media.


Veterans, volunteers and staff at the Solihull Home gathered together in the glorious sunshine to form a giant ‘100’. Afterwards, residents shared memories of Neil Armstrong’s lunar walk in 1969 and chatted about Tim Peake’s current adventure.


Derek Banham, a Royal Navy veteran of the Second World War, recited Armstrong’s quote “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”, and commented: “I remember Neil Armstrong landing on the moon so clearly. It was a momentous event for all of us, we wondered what else man could do! I wish Captain Tim Peake all the best from one Navy Man to one Astronaut!”