Coach company honours Captain Sir Tom Moore with branded bus tribute

The branded Stagecoach East double decker bus. Credit: Stagecoach East

A travel company has decided to pay tribute to Bedfordshire war veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore by branding a bus in his honour.

The Stagecoach East double decker features a life-size picture of the 100-year-old inside, as well as his famous quote: "Tomorrow will be a good day."

There is also adverts promoting his new Captain Tom Foundation on the outside.

The bus will initially be based in Bedford, close to Captain Sir Tom's home in the village of Marston Moretaine, but will then go into service at other depots in Peterborough and Cambridge.

People will be encouraged to take selfies with the life-size picture of Captain Sir Tom, and a percentage of the fares will be donated to his foundation.

Cambridge United boss Mark Bonner takes a selfie. Credit: Stagecoach East

Cambridge United boss Mark Bonner was the first person to pose for a picture.

“As a club rooted in the local community, I was delighted to add mysupport to this initiative," he said.

“Captain Tom is an inspiration to us all and I hope Stagecoach passengers will give generously and take lots of selfies with our hero.”

Captain Sir Tom, who recently found out he is to be knighted, captured the hearts of the nation when he decided to walk laps of his garden to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

His incredible fundraising efforts saw him raise an astonishing £32 million.

Since then, he's had a train named after him, been given the Freedom of the City of London and even become the oldest person to have a number one record in the charts.

Stagecoach East managing director, Michelle Hargreaves, said it would be a privilege to heap yet another honour upon him.

“We are honoured to be supporting Captain Tom’s Foundation with this special liveried bus," she said.

“What Captain Tom has achieved is something very special and, as a resident in the area we serve, we were keen to acknowledge that in a very visible way.”