OSJCT resident at Monkscroft Care Centre in Cheltenham receives his Veterans Badge from the Royal British Legion

Daniel ‘Danny’ Thomas joined the Army when he was 18 years old to complete his National Service. His first placement was in Wiltshire before, being sent out to be stationed in Cyprus.  Danny worked his way up and was promoted to the rank of Corporal. His colleagues felt he was Sergeant material, but he left his service at age 21 to get maries and enjoy a family life.

With the support of his daughter, Danny completed his application to receive his Veteran’s badge. Once the badge was received the Activities Team at Monkscroft invited Roy Roberts, Chairman of the Royal British legion Cheltenham Branch, to present Danny with his Veteran’s Badge. The day was made very special and a ceremony was put on especially for Danny.

Danny was joined by his family, other residents and the team for the presentation. Roy spoke with Danny and his daughter Sharon about his service experiences and they shared photographs with Roy. It was a lovely afternoon which was followed by tea and cake.