Walkway honours Captain Sir Tom
THE family of Captain Sir Tom Moore have opened a walkway in his memory at the Army Foundation College where he was honorary colonel.
Sir Tom’s daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore said only his knighthood ceremony with the Queen at Windsor Castle rivalled the pride he felt when he was given the honorary rank at the college in Harrogate, which trains teenagers to join the Army.
Mrs Ingram-Moore cut the ribbon on the walkway with her husband Colin and their children Benjie and Georgia. The family were visiting the college two days after laying Sir Tom to rest in the family grave in Keighley.
Mrs Ingram-Moore said: “It’s just an incredible moment to be back here. There’s no question in our minds that two of the proudest moments for my father in the last year of his life were being knighted by the Queen and becoming the honorary colonel of the Harrogate Army Foundation College. Absolutely extraordinary.” She said: “His pride was immense and we, the family, hope to continue the legacy and connection for as long as the Army want us to.”
Sir Tom, who served as an Army officer in the Second World War, visited the college twice and Mrs Ingram-Moore said every moment was “peppered with absolute joy”.