The war veteran died at the age of 100 yesterday after contracting coronavirus. And as tributes continue to pour in, the Prime Minister is urging people to clap for the national treasure at 6pm tonight.
Mr Johnson told the Commons today: “Captain Sir Tom Moore dedicated his life to serving his country and others.
“His was a long life, lived well whether during his time defending our nation, his time as an army officer, or last year bringing the country together through his incredible fundraising drive for the NHS, which gave millions the chance to thank the extraordinary men and women who have protected us during this pandemic
“As Captain Tom repeatedly reminded us: Tomorrow will be a good day. He inspired the very best in us all and his legacy will continue to do so for generations to come.
“We now all have the opportunity to show our appreciation for him and all that he stood for and believed in.
“That’s why I encourage everyone to join in a national clap for Captain Tom and all those health workers for whom he raised money at 6pm this evening.”
More to follow..