Captain Sir Tom Moore

Tomorrow will be a good day

Today we say a final farewell to Captain Sir Tom Moore. I’m truly honoured that this portrait I took last summer will be used for his order of service.

There’s a twinkle in his eye. A cheekiness to his smile. I had asked him to hold his hand on his heart.

In the past he had spoken about his funeral, saying “I’d 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”

Today will be a celebration of his remarkable life. Six soldiers will carry his coffin into the crematorium and a firing party of 14 will each fire three rounds in unison. The C-47 Dakota, part of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, will soar overhead before a bugler sounds the Last Post at the end of the service and across the country churches will ring their bells 100 times at midday.

For everyone wondering how to honour him, there is an online book of condolence at and for those that wish to make donations the family have requested these be made to The Captain Tom Foundation, plant a tree in his memory, or donate to a charity of your choice.


This portrait is part of the wider Faces of the Pandemic – find more information here.

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