British trains play birthday tune for centenarian Captain Tom Moore

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Published on April 30, 2020 - Duration: 00:35s

British trains play birthday tune for centenarian Captain Tom Moore

Great Western Railway creates train horn song, tooting happy birthday for Captain Tom Moore.

Video credit: @GWRHelp.


British trains play birthday tune for centenarian Captain Tom Moore

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SHOWS: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE) (@GWRHELP - NO RESALES/ MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY @GWRHELP) 1.

AERIAL VIEW OF PADDINGTON STATION 2.

VARIOUS OF PADDINGTON STATION VARIOUS, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE) (@GWRHELP - NO RESALES/ MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY @GWRHELP) 3.

VARIOUS OF TRAINS ON TRACKS, BLOWING HORNS AND EDITED TO PLAY TUNE OF 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY' LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 29, 2020) (@GWRHELP - NO RESALES/ MUST ON-SCREEN COURTESY @GWRHELP) 4.

NEWLY-NAMED TRAIN CAPTAIN TOM MOORE ON TRACKS STORY: Even the trains were celebrating the 100th birthday of British World War Two veteran Captain Tom Moore on Thursday (April 30), as a train company compiled a happy birthday tune using train horns.

Great Western Railway (GWR) released the tune in tribute to what they called the Captain's "phenomenal fundraising achievements," its head of communications, Dan Panes, said.

GWR named one of its trains after the former soldier on Wednesday (April 29).

The centenarian has become a national hero after raising more than 30 million pounds ($37.4 million) for the health service, the Guinness World Record for the most money raised by an individual through a walk.

On Thursday he was appointed an Honorary Colonel, received a military flypast and a message from the prime minister.

Earlier this month, Moore began a fundraising mission for charities that help front-line National Health Service staff battling the COVID-19 crisis by completing laps of his garden with the help of a walking frame, initially setting out to raise just 1,000 pounds.

(Production: George Sargent)

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