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Nation pays tribute to "inspirational" Captain Sir Tom Moore

The Queen, Boris Johnson and David Beckham have led tributes to Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died yesterday shortly after testing positive for Covid-19. The 100-year-old World War II veteran was admitted to Bedford Hospital over the weekend, having suffered with pneumonia for the past three weeks. And following the announcement that he had passed away yesterday (Tuesday 2nd February), politicians and famous faces have joined the nation in honouring his legacy. The Royal Family revealed via social media that the Queen would be sending a private message of condolence to the family of Captain Sir Tom Moore, having met him when he was knighted in July last year: https://twitter.com/RoyalFamily/status/1356638839020740609

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson released both a video and a statement via social media following the news, branding Captain Tom a "hero in the truest sense of the word":

“It is quite astonishing that at the age of 100 he raised more than £32m for the NHS, and so gave countless others their own chance to thank the extraordinary men and women who have protected us through the pandemic. He became not just a national inspiration but a beacon of hope for the world.”

https://twitter.com/BorisJohnson/status/1356654437381656581 And tributes from other famous faces and organisations have continued to pour in as the nation mourns a 'great British hero'. https://www.instagram.com/p/CKzIQDshK_P/?utm_source=ig_embed https://twitter.com/Keir_Starmer/status/1356638212001845248 https://twitter.com/DefenceHQ/status/1356643022029680641 https://twitter.com/GMB/status/1356874477062279172 https://twitter.com/BritishArmy/status/1356672148060971010 https://twitter.com/wembleystadium/status/1356664946378092550 https://twitter.com/WhiteHouse/status/1356692413805436936 Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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