WW2 hero Captain Sir Tom Moore to appear at BBC Festival of Remembrance ...

CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore is due to feature in the BBC's coverage of the Festival of Remembrance this weekend.

PUBLISHED: 07:24, Tue, Nov 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 07:28, Tue, Nov 3, 2020

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The festival, which aims to honour the sacrifices of those who have served in the British armed forces, will be televised on Saturday night at 21:10. The event will be pre-recorded due to coronavirus restrictions. However, it will still feature a number of prominent Britons.


These will include Captain Sir Tom, who is due to discuss “inspirational achievements and what remembrance means to him”.

The 100-year-old former British Army officer rose to fame this year after his goal of walking up and down his garden 100 times to raise money for the NHS captured the nation’s attention.

Captain Sir Tom’s original fundraising goal of £1,000 ended up being surpassed, with the armed forces veteran eventually raising nearly £33 million in aid of the NHS’ COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.

Captain Sir Tom MooreCaptain Sir Tom Moore is due to feature in this weekend's Festival of Remembrance (Image: Chris Jackson / Getty)

In addition, other Britons due to make an appearance at this year’s Festival of Remembrance include Prince Charles, who is expected to speak out about “currently serving military personnel during the pandemic”.

The Prince’s wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, will also make an appearance and pay tribute to military and civilian nurses.

There will also be performances from military and non-military musicians.

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Captain Sir Tom Moore knighthoodCaptain Sir Tom Moore's charitable efforts led to him recieving a knighthood from the Queen (Image: Chris Jackson / Getty)

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