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Captain Tom's Daughter Reveals She Didn't Tell Him About Backlash To Barbados Trip

Captain Tom's Daughter Reveals She Didn't Tell Him About Backlash To Barbados Trip

Captain Sir Tom Moore's daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore has explained why she decided not to tell her father about the backlash he received online following his trip to Barbados.

Hannah was interviewed on BBC Breakfast where she spoke about her father, his impact and his memory after he passed away aged 100 following a battle with coronavirus earlier this month.

You can watch a clip from the interview below:

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Hannah discussed their final family holiday together to Barbados where he ticked visiting the Caribbean off his bucket list. She told John Maguire: "It was just amazing, he sat in 29 degrees outside, he read 2 novels, he read the newspapers every day and we sat and we talked as a family, we went to restaurants (because we could there) and he ate fish on the beach and what a wonderful thing to do. I think we were all so pleased we managed to give him that."

Speaking of the online trolling the family faced in the past year during Captain Sir Tom Moore's fundraising journey, she added: "I think it would have broken his heart honestly if we'd said to him people are hating us.

Captain Sir Tom Moore went on a trip to Barbados in December which led to backlash (Credit: PA)
Captain Sir Tom Moore went on a trip to Barbados in December which led to backlash (Credit: PA)

The World War II Veteran and fundraiser passed away on 2 February. Hannah revealed their last conversation they had together. "I said to him in the last few days, 'So what do you want to eat when you come home?' and we decided it was steak and chips," she said.

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"He was really excited about coming out for steak and chips and getting his frame back outside and his walker. The last real conversation was positive and about carrying on and that's a lovely place to be."

Captain Tom was knighted last summer after he helped to raise £33 million ($41m) for the NHS at the start of the coronavirus pandemic by completing 100 laps of his back garden in Bedfordshire - capturing the nation's hearts in the process.

The fundraising hero, who is originally from Keighley in West Yorkshire, was also promoted to honorary Colonel when he turned 100 in April, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson recommending to the Queen that he received a knighthood for his charitable endeavours.

Captain Tom and his family last year (Credit: PA)
Captain Tom and his family last year (Credit: PA)
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After being appointed in his new role, he even became involved in youth work, helping the Army Foundation College in Harrogate, a programme that helps train 16 and 17-year-olds.

To mark his century, he was honoured with a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. The British public also helped celebrate by sending in thousands upon thousands of birthday cards.

On missing her dad, Hannah said: "We've lost a huge part of our life [...] Every time I go through a door I expect to hear him or see him. But the legacy is hope and joy [...] let's not lose sight of the fact that for him this was all about tomorrow will be a good day and being hopeful and no reason to sit and mourn for too long. Get on with it. And make a good job of it."

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Topics: Life News, News, Coronavirus

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Gregory Robinson

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