Captain Tom's funeral sword to be displayed at York museum

The sword placed upon Captain Sir Tom Moore’s coffin at his funeral is to be the centrepiece of a new display in a North Yorkshire museum.

The York Army Museum will proudly host the blade, which has been donated to the Yorkshire Regiment by its manufacturer.

Robert Pooley MBE, Managing Director of Pooley Sword, said:

The 1st Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment provided pallbearers for the funeral with recruits from Harrogate’s Army Foundation College forming an honour guard.

The sword itself is inscribed with the badge of Captain Tom’s old unit, the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding), along with his name and service number. 

Beneath Captain Sir Tom's name is etched the Yorkshire regimental motto, ‘Fortune Favours the Brave’, with the other side featuring his own famous words of ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’.

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Lt Col David O’Kelly, the Yorkshire Regimental Secretary, said:

The Army veteran, who raised almost £33m for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden, died on 2 February, 2021.