Priti Patel has paid tribute to "hero" Captain Sir Tom Moore after the veteran died on Tuesday.
"He was a light of inspiration at a time when we have suffered a great deal" said the Home Secretary.
The 100-year-old war veteran raised over £32 million for NHS charities by walking laps of his garden during the first lockdown.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday's commemorative clap to remember Sir Tom, the Home Secretary said: "All of us will think of him very fondly and really cherish the work that he did throughout the pandemic".
Report by Thomasl.
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