Rangers have sent their respects to British military captain Sir Tom Moore who has sadly passed away aged 100 after testing positive for Covid-19.
Captain Tom as he was affectionately known by the public lifted lockdown spirits back in Spring 2020 by raising almost £39m for the NHS by doing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday.
Moore would also collaborate with Michael Ball and the NHS Voices of Care choir to become the oldest artist ever to claim a UK no 1 in April.
As a result of the monumental effort made by Moore, he was knighted by the Queen in a special ceremony and remains one of the most influential British figures of the last 12 months.
His passing has naturally been met with a swathe of sadness and Rangers took to Twitter to pay their respects to a “British hero”, describing Sir Tom as a “true inspiration”.
A true inspiration.
A British hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore 💙 https://t.co/71PItHzzDf
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 2, 2021
Moore was admitted to Bedford Hospital on January 31st with Covid-19 symptoms and tragically he’s passed but his influence has since been celebrated by a host of national figures.
Born in Yorkshire, in April 1920, Moore completed an apprenticeship as a civil engineer after finishing school and then joined the army.
In 1940, he was selected for officer training and rose to the rank of captain, later being posted to the ninth battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in India.
He served and fought in the Arakan in western Burma and went with his regiment to Sumatra after the Japanese surrender.
After the war, he returned to the UK and worked as an instructor at the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Dorset.