A Second World War veteran is amongst those who are urging people around the town and beyond to stand on their doorsteps this evening to ‘Clap for Sir Captain Tom’ after his death was sadly announced yesterday.
Bridlington resident and WWII navy veteran Cliff Wilson, 93, hopes as many people as possible will pay their respects at 6.pm TONIGHT (February 3rd).
There have been several planned doorstep claps organised for the next few days around the area, but the Government formally announced this lunchtime that the applause was to be held at 6.pm this evening.
Said Cliff: “My wife Mildred and myself will be clapping at 6.pm tonight and we urge as many other people to stand on their doorsteps and pay tribute.”
Mike Rubery and Martin Jolly are organisers chairmen of other Bridlington Veterans groups who will contact all their club members to ask them to pay a fitting and poignant tribute to 100-year-old Sir Captain Tom Moore who raised almost £35 million for the NHS by walking a hundred laps around his garden during the spring of last year .
Mike Rubery, one of the organisers at the Veterans Club, said “We will be contacting all our members and hopefully our standard bearers could pay a fitting tribute stood on their own doorsteps along with the rest of the town. Let’s get out and clap.”
He will be joined by Martin Jolly and other members of the Bridlington Branch of the Royal British Legion.
It is hoped as many people as possible
will take a couple of minutes to applause Sir Captain Tom, who captured the hearts and affection of the country during the darkest days of the coronavirus outbreak.