Published: Wednesday, 3 February 2021
The Second World War veteran, Captain Sir Tom Moore, who inspired the nation by raising tens of millions of pounds for the NHS, died at the age of 100 on Tuesday (02/02/21).
To mark his memory, a minute's silence took place in the House of Commons before Prime Minister's Questions at noon to honour him and all victims of the pandemic.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson praised Sir Tom's fundraising efforts and said his was a "life well lived" and that he "inspired the very best in us all".
The prime minister encouraged the nation to join in with a national clap for Sir Tom and healthcare workers at 6pm this evening.