February 2 (Reuters) – Tributes poured in on Tuesday after the death of Captain Tom Moore, 100, the British World War II veteran who raised millions of pounds for healthcare workers on the frontlines of the battle against COVID-19. ELIZABETH
Buckingham Palace said the Queen, who knighted Captain Tom in July, will send a private message to her family.
Elizabeth “very much enjoyed meeting Captain Sir Tom” and her thoughts were with her family, the palace said.
BRITISH PRIME MINISTER BORIS JOHNSON
“He became not only a national inspiration, but a beacon of hope for the world.”
“It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Captain Sir Tom Moore. An exceptional man and soldier to the end, our hearts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time.”
BRITISH MINISTER OF HEALTH MATT HANCOCK
“He was a great British hero who showed the best of our country.”
NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE UK
“Thanks for everything Sir Tom.”
BRITISH MINISTER OF FINANCE RISHI SUNAK
“A proud Yorkshire man. A dedicated army officer. A tireless fundraiser. And above all, an inspiration for all of us. Rest in peace Captain Tom. (Editing by Mike Collett-White)