From time to time, the management of this confection of a blog would like to get serious and talk about something that matters a lot to us here at The Workbench.
Captain Thomas Moore is a retired British Army officer, formerly of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment and a tanker who served in what's been called 'The Forgotten Army', the British XIVth Army in Southeast Asia. They tended to get the stuff that none of the other Allied armies wanted or used, and they went and did the job anyway.
This was a theater with lots of jungle, and not what one would call 'good tank country'. There, the opposition had a habit of dropping out of the trees into your open hatch, or jumping out of the shrubbery with high explosives tied to sticks. So, when the captain said this, people sat up and listened:
"When we started off with this exercise we didn't anticipate we'd get anything near that sort of money. It's really amazing. All of them, from top to bottom, in the National Health Service, they deserve everything that we can possibly put in their place. They're all so brave. Because every morning or every night they're putting themselves into harm's way, and I think you've got to give them full marks for that effort. We're a little bit like having a war at the moment. But the doctors and the nurses, they're all on the front line, and all of us behind, we've got to supply them and keep them going with everything that they need, so that they can do their jobs even better than they're doing now." - Captain Tom Moore
He started a fundraiser, looking to raise a little money for the front-line folks in the National Health Service:
And CaptainTom has an army:
And like any good player-character who does something great, he's gone up in level:
Thank you, Colonel Tom!!!