ACTOR Tom Hardy, best known for his roles in Batman and Star Trek, has visited the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre (CTC) in Lympstone where he pledged his support for the Baton.
The Baton, a stretcher handle used at Afghanistan’s Camp Bastion, has become a national symbol of remembrance for our armed forces and their families.
It was founded by Honiton barber Alan Rowe MBE.
While on a visit to CTC the actor met Baton trustee Royal Marine Baz Gray who told him about the cause.
“Tom has the reputation of being a very thorough professional with a desire for detail in all his roles,” said Alan. “We are truly inspired by his interest in the Baton's cause of conscience.”
Pictures were posted online of the stars visit, see just a few of them below:
Met tom hardy tonight pic.twitter.com/ToCkUNI1dh
— ed (@edjcunningham) December 18, 2013
— Nats (@NatalieWhite23) December 18, 2013
— levi hopkins (@levishopkins) December 18, 2013
Social Media users took to twitter after hearing rumours the actor was in town:
Tom hardy in Exeter/exmouth! Get me to him NOW!!!!
— Amber (@AmberBambilini) December 18, 2013
Wanna meet TOM HARDY!! Please, pretty please. Wish I lived in Lympstone, just for a few days. Stupid Exeter :(
— Jem (@LilMissChanning) December 18, 2013