UK’s World War II veteran Captain Tom was a great British hero, says health minister

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Captain Tom Moore, the British World War Two veteran who raised millions of pounds for health service workers and died on Tuesday, was a great British hero, health minister Matt Hancock said.

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“He was a great British hero that showed the best of our country & I send my best wishes to his family at this time,” Hancock wrote on Twitter.

Tom Moore, the 100-year-old World War II veteran who captivated the British public in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic with his fundraising efforts, has been admitted to a hospital with COVID-19 on Sunday.

Hannah Ingram-Moore revealed in a statement posted on Twitter that her father, widely known as Captain Tom, was admitted to Bedford Hospital because he needed “additional help” with his breathing.

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