Captain Tom: Funeral held for British fundraising hero
01 March 2021 | 6:54 am
Well-wishers have paid tribute to the World War Two veteran who died of coronavirus earlier this month, aged 100. Captain Sir Tom raised millions for Britain's National Health Service.
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