Academy is very proud to have had the opportunity to provide delicious party food at Salford war hero, Tom Jones, 100th birthday party.

The day was planned and delivered by Mark Morris, Operations Support Manager, with the food specially created by Chris Ince, Chef Director, and Matt Vernon, Executive Business Development Chef, who both also attended the special day to support the onsite team.

Tom was only 17 when the Second World War started. He joined the 2/8 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers Regiment Tom, operating anti-aircraft guns at the Liverpool docks during the Blitz. He went onto to be deployed for 4 years in Burma, receiving the prestigious Burma Star for his vital work as a wireless operator.

We would like to thank everyone at ForHousing’s Bourke Gardens development for hosting the event, the Lancashire Artillery Band for providing the music, and Tom for giving us the opportunity to celebrate with him.

If you would like to find out more information on Tom’s past or on his birthday celebrations, please click here to read the full ITV article.