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Carol Vorderman will march her petition to No 10 to get Dambuster Johnny Johnson his knighthood
Now she has revealed that she will march from the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park and past Buckingham Palace to Downing Street to deliver her petition.
She will be joined by John Nichol, an ex-RAF officer who was captured and held hostage during the first Gulf War.
Carol launched her petition to him a knighthood when he was snubbed in the New Years Honours list
Johnny Johnson is the last living Dambuster
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Carol Vorderman flaunts her Rear Of The Year in eye-popping backless gown at the Military Awards in London.
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Carol told The Sun that the petition needs one last push to reach the 200,000 signatures it needs: "We're so close, we just need about 2,000 more to cross the line. When We hand it in it would be fantastic if we've hit that milestone."
Johnny, 95, is the last surviving member of the RAF squadron No 617 of the 'bouncing bombs' attack on Nazi Germany's dams in 1943 and was snubbed by the New Years Honours list in favour of a host of politicians and bureaucrats.
In her change.org petition, Carol states that when she met the Dambuster hero, she was overwhelmed and humbled by his contribution to this country, saying: "I can't think of anyone who deserves a knighthood more than Johnny."
Carol is an Honorary Ambassador for the RAF Cadets
Johnny in his uniform as a young man
When he was informed last night how many signatures the petition had earned, Johnny said: "Good Lord! That's a lot of people. I'm very grateful for the response. If successful it would be a great honour, especially for the 617 Squadron."
Speaking about how the petition has been received, Carol said: "The response has been absolutely incredible, but it's not surprising. The British public cherish heroes like Johnny and think it's only right that he should be given the honour he deserves."