100-year old celebrates birthday by skydiving - British Herald
December 12, 2019

100-year old celebrates birthday by skydiving

This is the amazing moment a former ‘Sapper’ celebrated his 100th birthday by completing a skydive – 74 years after he last jumped out of a plane during WWII.

Thrill-seeker Thomas Hodgson shouted “b*oody grand” as he came down on Sunday, July 7 at Skydive Northwest.

He was born on June 30, 1919 – the same year as the end of the First World War, when Charles Strite invented the Pop-Up Toaster and Lady Astor became the first woman to take her seat in parliament.

Thomas joined the territorial army and was assigned to the fifth battalion border regiment where he was a Bren Gun carrier driver.

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