85-year-old converts mobility scooter into ‘tank’


An 85-year-old man from Swadlincote has converted his mobility scooter into a ‘tank’, a BBC report reads.

Eddie Wadsworth modified his mobility scooter to look like a tank complete with cardboard rockets.

He told to BBC the aim of the build was to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.

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Mr Wadsworth went on to say he wanted to do something to repay the charity after the kindness he received following his father’s death in World War Two.

The 85-year-old now makes his way around the town of Swadlincote in his retrofitted mobility scooter to raise money for the charity.

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Matthew Trask

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  1. Couldn’t you have at least posted a photo the the gentleman and his tank clearly showing him?

  2. Also, just realized this article was just at the cusp of the world being thrown into a pandemic and seeing all the cheery folk pre-mask society makes me wonder after the gentleman and his tank. Perhaps an update? Thoughts? Also my previous post should’ve read “of the” not “the the”.

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