Veteran nicknamed Eddie the Eagle, 88, beats coronavirus in time to celebrate 75th anniversary of VE Day – The Sun

A VETERAN army medic nicknamed Eddie the Eagle has beaten coronavirus — in time to celebrate VE Day.

Eddie Moss, 88, spent ten days in hospital after testing positive for Covid-19.

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His worried family feared the worst. But great-grandad Eddie, nicknamed Eagle by his carers after the 1980s ski jumper because of his ­determination, fought back.

He has now been discharged from Wigan Royal Infirmary and cannot wait for Friday when the nation marks the 75th anniversary of victory in Europe.

Eddie, who was an army medic during national service in the 1950s, said: “I’ll never forget those who made sacrifices for our freedom.”

His granddaughter, Stef Hall, 37, said she feared she would not be with Eddie during his final moments.

But she added: “We should have learned by now not to underestimate him.”

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Meanwhile, an 83-year-old explorer and writer is home from hospital after a 49-day coronavirus battle.

Robin Hanbury-Tenison, who led an expedition to Borneo in 1977, was given a one in five chance as his organs began to fail.

But he returned home to Bodmin, Cornwall, just in time for his 84th birthday tomorrow. Wife Louella said: “He has defied all the odds.”


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