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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:15 PM

WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral

Source: AP

By SYLVIA HUI

LONDON (AP) — Church bells rang out and a World War II-era plane flew Saturday over the funeral service of Captain Tom Moore to honor of the veteran who single-handedly raised millions of pounds for Britain’s health workers by walking laps in his backyard.

Soldiers performed ceremonial duties at the private service for Moore, who died Feb. 2 at age 100 after testing positive for COVID-19. Captain Tom, as he became known, inspired the U.K. during the first months of the coronavirus pandemic with his humble endeavor that raised almost 33 million pounds ($46 million) for Britain’s National Health Service last year.

The private service was small, attended by just eight members of the veteran’s immediate family. But soldiers carried his coffin, draped in the Union flag, from the hearse to a crematorium and formed a ceremonial guard. Others performed a gun salute before a C-47 Dakota military transport plane flew past.

“Daddy, you always told us ‘Best foot forward’ and true to your word, that’s what you did last year,” Moore’s daughter Lucy Teixeira said at the service. “I know you will be watching us chuckling, saying ‘Don’t be too sad as something has to get you in the end.’”



The coffin of Captain Sir Tom Moore is carried by members of the Armed Forces during his funeral, at Bedford Crematorium, in Bedford, England, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts died, Tuesday Feb. 2, 2021. (Joe Giddens/Pool Photo via AP)


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Reply WWII plane fly-past honors Captain Tom Moore at funeral (Original post)
Omaha Steve Feb 27 OP
dhol82 Feb 27 #1
Enter stage left Feb 27 #2
Enter stage left Feb 27 #3
Raine Feb 27 #4
bucolic_frolic Feb 27 #5
Karadeniz Feb 27 #6
Dakota Flint Feb 27 #8
iluvtennis Feb 27 #7
oasis Feb 27 #9
twodogsbarking Feb 28 #10
needledriver Feb 28 #12
twodogsbarking Feb 28 #13
gademocrat7 Feb 28 #11

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:17 PM

1. That was nice.

He was a good man.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:25 PM

2. RIP sir!

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Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:41 PM

4. R-I-P Sir Thomas Moore🌹 🇬🇧 nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 09:48 PM

5. Salute!

I think the patriotic cohesiveness of WWII is stronger in Britain than it is in the US. They really understood the Nazi threat.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:09 PM

6. So happy to see him honored at this level... A good man!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #6)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:33 PM

8. The best of the best!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:31 PM

7. Very nice - Rest in Peace and May Your Memory be a Blessing Sir Tom Moore. nt

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sat Feb 27, 2021, 10:36 PM

9. Honoring a special human being. Rest in peace Capt. Tom Moore.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 08:12 AM

10. There are few people like Tom but

I suspect his notoriety may have contributed to getting Covid. Thank you dear sir for helping others.

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Response to twodogsbarking (Reply #10)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:31 AM

12. Notoriety: "The state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed"

I don’t think that’s the word you meant to use.

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Response to needledriver (Reply #12)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 10:38 AM

13. I learned something new today

so thanks.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 28, 2021, 08:14 AM

11. Rest In Peace, Captain Sir Thomas Moore.

An remarkable man whose tireless efforts helped The NHS during the pandemic. Bravo, Sir.

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