Queen Elizabeth knights 100-year-old fundraising captain

WINDSOR: Queen Elizabeth II knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognising the 100-year-old for lifting the spirits of the nation in the course of the gloom of the Covid outbreak by elevating over $40 million for well being staff. The World War II veteran raised a report sum of 33 million kilos ($41 million) by strolling 100 laps of his backyard with assistance from a strolling body in April within the run-up to his birthday. The queen honoured Moore at an investiture at Windsor Castle, utilizing her knighting sword. Showing self-depreciating humour, the Yorkshireman develop into an emblem of British endurance within the face of the adversity of the Covid disaster. Reuters

Jumbos retire: British Airways bids adieu to Boeing 747s

LONDON: The “queen of the skies” will now not don the purple, white and blue of the Union Jack after British Airways retired its fleet of Boeing 747s on Friday on account of the pandemic. The airline, which was the world’s greatest operator of the 747-400 mannequin, had already deliberate to floor its fleet of 31 of the enduring wide-bodied jets in 2024. But the pandemic, which has seen a lot of the world’s planes grounded, has hastened its journey into retirement, particularly as forecasters predict that passenger numbers will stay decrease than regular, probably for years to return. AP

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