Woman sets up Facebook page to give Bedford's Captain Tom a farewell salute

She is hoping her tribute idea will take off

Friday, 5th February 2021, 1:23 pm

Dawn Davis has set up a Facebook group with the aim of giving Captain Sir Tom Moore a farewell salute on the day of his funeral.

Although no date has as yet been revealed, she is hoping enough people will do a 100-second farewell salute for the 100-year-old war veteran who died this week.

She said: "I wanted to do something different from clapping. Please, on the day of his funeral, if everyone can do a 100-second salute and upload a picture to the Facebook group."

Captain Sir Tom Moore, who died on Tuesday

You can access the group hereOn Tuesday, we revealed how Captain Sir Tom Moore had died from Covid and pneumonia at Bedford HospitalHe captured the nation's heart during the first lockdown last year when he raised more than £30million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden in Marston Moretaine before he turned 100.