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Ferndown care home resident celebrates 100th birthday with surprise gifts from the Royal Tank Regiment Association

A resident at Care South’s Fairlawn care home in Ferndown, Albert, has celebrated his 100th birthday with special surprise gifts from the Royal Tank Regiment Association.

Albert served in the Royal Tank Core throughout WW2 and experienced the most incredible and terrifying things. The Royal Tank Regiment Association (RTRA) for the Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset branch sent a card and gifts to Albert at Fairlawn and made a phone call on Albert’s birthday which made 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.

Veronika Blake, Home Manager at Fairlawn, 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! We all hope that you had a marvellous day celebrating.”    

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