Farewell Sir Tom

The sky over Bedfordshire showed Sir Tom the way as his funeral took place yesterday. With a military guard of honour and a flyover at Bedford Crematorium by a C-47 Dakota, he was given the best send off Covid restrictions would allow.

In under a year Captain Tom became Bedfordshire’s most famous resident, a symbol of support for the NHS and an inspiration to millions.

Farewell Sir Tom, you will not be forgotten.