A resident at RMBI Home Shannon Court in Hindhead, celebrated his 100th birthday last week. Peter Meads, who lives at the Home with Mary, his wife of nearly 70 years, was thrilled to receive an official letter of birthday congratulations from Her Majesty The Queen. His secret to a long and happy life? He said: “A lot of luck, a good Guinness, a good woman, keeping busy with my allotments and never having contemplated dying.”
Residents and staff at RMBI Home Shannon Court in Hindhead celebrated St David’s Day earlier this month in honour of their newest resident. The Home’s staff were determined to make the day extra special for Gwen Stubbs who moved to the Home from Wales recently to be nearer her daughter. Gwen, who had lived in Wales all her life, dressed in a traditional Welsh costume to enjoy a lunch of roast Welsh lamb and delicious Welsh cakes with fellow residents.
D-Day veteran John Nicholls, who is a resident at RMBI Home James Terry Court in South Croydon, has been awarded the insignia of the Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, the highest decoration in France. The French government has been awarding the Legion d’Honneur to D-Day veterans for the last five years as a way of honouring and thanking those who fought to secure France’s liberation during the Second World War.