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Prince Harry Picks 95-Year-Old World War II Vet For His Christmas Card


Most people put their immediate family, their significant other, maybe even their favorite pet, on their official Christmas card to send off to friends and loved ones.

Prince Harry however, chose somebody he considers much more noteworthy, somebody very near and dear to his heart – a 95-year-old World War II veteran from the Royal Air Force.

Check it out …

Merry Christmas from Prince Harry!He has chosen this photograph with Battle of Britain veteran Tom Neil for his…

Posted by The British Monarchy on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Watch a news report on Prince Harry’s Christmas card selection below …

Via Fox News Insider:

The post explains that Harry chose this black-and-white photograph for his Christmas card because it represents one of his fondest memories from 2015 – his meeting with 95-year-old Tom Neil, the last surviving Royal Air Force pilot from World War II’s Battle of Britain.

“Prince Harry considered it a great honour to meet Tom during the Battle of Britain flypast in September, one of his most memorable moments of 2015,” the post says.

As a fighter pilot in the war, Neil scored a total of 14 kills through 141 combat missions during the Battle of Britain. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Bar to his DFC on 26 November 1940, then later earned a Bronze Star Medal and an Air Force Cross in the ’50s.

Prince Harry has long been a supporter of veterans, having served two tours of duty in Afghanistan for Britain. Earlier this year, he joined a group of wounded American veterans on a 1,000 mile charity hike from Scotland to Buckingham Palace.

Comment: What do you think of Prince Harry’s choice for his Christmas Card? Do you respect his effort to honor a World War II hero? Share your thoughts below.

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