Museum’s new display celebrates NHS hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore
A hundred birthday cards that were sent to Captain Sir Thomas Moore to mark his 100th birthday have gone on display in the Land Warfare Hall at IWM Duxford.
Unveiled last Saturday (October 24), Captain Sir Tom at 100 celebrates the former British Army Officer who captured the nation’s hearts earlier this year with his incredible fundraising efforts.
A specially recorded video message is also being screened with Captain Sir Tom and his family expressing their appreciation for all the good wishes he received on his milestone birthday.
Daniel Green, head of exhibitions and interpretation, said: “We are thrilled to have worked alongside the Captain Tom Foundation to give visitors a chance to see the public’s creativity and positivity in the birthday cards Captain Tom received on his 100th birthday.
“We hope visitors will take the opportunity to read some of these heart-warming messages and learn more about the conditions faced by Captain Tom and those engaged in active service in Burma during the Second World War in our permanent The Forgotten War exhibition.”
Hannah Ingram-Moore, Captain Tom’s daughter and co-founder of The Captain Tom Foundation, said: “We are thrilled to have partnered with IWM Duxford on this display and would like to once again thank all those who took the time to write all the wonderful cards and messages we received.
"As a family, we felt that IWM Duxford’s Land Warfare Hall was the perfect location for this display as visitors will also be able to find out more about what military personnel, like my father, endured during the Burma Campaign which is an often overlooked aspect of the Second World War.”
Throughout half term, IWM Duxford will be giving families the chance to take part in an array of activities, challenges and missions across the site.