Captain Tom of Bedford joins smile high club

Smiley face to celebrate NHS hero's knighthood

Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 3:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 3:50 pm

Champion pilot Mark Jefferies paid tribute to Captain Tom Moore today (Wednesday).

Mark, 61, drew a smiley face above the national treasure's home at 10.30am to mark the old soldier's award of a knighthoodTom, 100, was given the honour by Boris Johnson for raising £33million for NHS Covid-19 heroes by walking 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.

Mark, a multiple British aerobatic champion, leads the international Global Stars display team which performs all over the world with Union Flags on their aircraft tails.

Pilot Mark Jefferies' tribute to Captain Tom (SWNS/Nigel Finleyson)

Mark used eco-friendly oil which vaporises in the air to create a smoke trail smiley face over Tom's home at Marston Moretaine.

After the flight Mark said: "At 100 years old, Tom deserved a victory roll."

Captain Tom