It was a flashback to some 40 years ago, and brought back some wonderful memories. On January 23, 2001, during his concert in Elliot Lake Ontario, Tommy was presented with a "Certificate of Appreciation" from Royal Canadian Branch 561, for his outstanding entertainment contribution to the Canadian Forces.
In making the presentation on behalf of the Legion, George Lipinski particularly remembered the occasion when Tommy and his group performed for Canadian forces troops in the Sinai Desert in Egypt over 40 years ago when Lipinski was a member of the Lord Strathcona's Horse Royal Canadians Reconnaissance Squadron.
"His performance in Egypt was just as terrific and outstanding as it is here tonight" said Lipinski.
"We did twenty three tours overseas", said Tommy Hunter, following the presentation. "Those tours were very special to us as we tried to bring some pleasure to those who were serving so far from home. I sincerely appreciate receiving this Certificate. It means a lot to know that the Legion Members have fond memories of those shows".