To celebrate the 100th birthday of Bedfordshire’s Captain Tom Moore, the Bedford School Orchestra has remotely recorded “Wellesley”, the Regimental Quick March Duke of Wellington’s regiment, in which Tom served during the 2nd World War.
Captain Tom has gained worldwide fame since raising over £28m for NHS charities ahead of his centenary.
Today, as he shares a day celebrating with his family at home in Marston Moretaine, Captain Tom also becomes the first 100-year-old to have a number one single.
Benjie Ingram-Moore, Captain Tom’s grandson and pupil at Bedford School, told the Bedford Independent that his grandfather won’t be taking it too easy now he’s 100.
“He’ll definitely keep going – it’s his Yorkshire heritage – he’s very determined.
“He’s an inspiration to me.”