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.