A COMMUNITY-SPIRITED war veteran has raised thousands of pounds for the Royal British Legion over a period of more than 65 years.
Ernest Adams, who is known as Tat, has collected cash for every Poppy Appeal since its launch in 1945. He has also been to every Remembrance Day service since 1922, when he first attended with his dad when he was just four.
Tat, of East Avenue, Upton, was also a member of the former South Elmsall Rotary Club and the Royal Naval Association. He spent 17 years in the armed forces, starting as a seaman and working his way up to acting chief petty officer and combined operations manager.
Tat was nominated for the Express 100 faces campaign by South Elmsall town councillor Peter Jordan.
Coun Jordan said: “Tat is well known in the community, not just through his work for the legion. He has raised literally thousands through the Poppy Appeals and he deserves this recognition.”
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