Veterans

Trees Planted In Memory Of Captain Sir Tom Moore At AFC Harrogate

The veteran fundraising sensation was Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College before his death.

Six trees have been planted at Army Foundation College Harrogate, in memory of the late Captain Sir Tom Moore.

The magnolias were planted by junior soldiers as part of a nationwide tree planting initiative. 

Capt Sir Tom, a Second World War veteran who raised more than £32m for the NHS during the first coronavirus lockdown, was made Honorary Colonel of the North Yorkshire college before his death in February.

Captain Sir Tom Moore was given a guard of honour when he visited the college last year (Picture: PA).

The Queen's Green Canopy is a UK tree planting initiative to celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

It launched this week but the public will be invited to plant trees after the tree planting season begins again in October to mark 70 years of the Queen's service.

Magnolia trees, native to Asia, were chosen to mark Capt Sir Tom's military service in India and Burma during the Second World War.

Cover image: Junior soldiers plant one of the trees at the Army Foundation College Harrogate (Picture: MOD).