Final goodbyes paid to Captain Sir Tom Moore at moving funeral service

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Pallbearers from 1 Yorks carry the coffin of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Tributes have been paid to Captain Sir Tom Moore by his family at his funeral today (Saturday 27th February).

Members of the First Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (1 YORKS) have carried out a full military funeral for the British Army veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore in Bedford.

Soldiers from 1 YORKS carried the coffin of Captain Sir Tom Moore, as well as laying on an honour guard and a three volley salute from a firing party at the small family funeral at Bedford Crematorium.

A bugler sounded The Last Post when the service concluded, and St Mary’s Church in Marston Moretaine, Captain Sir Tom’s home village, led others across the country in ringing their bells 100 times.

The Yorkshire Regiment is an antecedent of Captain Tom’s former unit, the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, with whom he served in North Africa in the Second World War.

The funeral was also attended by veterans from the Duke of Wellington’s Regimental Association.

At the service Hannah Ingram-Moore described her father as “a beacon of light and hope to the world.”

His other daughter Lucy Teixeira said: “Daddy, I am so proud of you. You may be gone but your message and your spirit lives on.”

The veteran had spent the last few months of his life writing a book which he had planned to publish just before his 101st birthday.

A section was released, in which he said he would “like to watch my own funeral from a distance” and laugh at “everyone making a lot of fuss over me.”

“I want the service to end with My Way by Frank Sinatra because I always did things my way and I especially like the line about having too few regrets to mention,” he wrote.

RIP Captain Sir Tom. The nation salutes you.

A Firing Party from 1 Yorks fires volley fire in a salute to Captain Sir Tom Moor.
An RAF Flypast at the funeral of Captain Sir Tom Moore.
A Member of the Duke of Wellingtons Association holds the regimental standard.

Photo credits: Sergeant Tom Evans / British Army  © MoD Crown Copyright

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