When did Captain Sir Tom Moore travel to Barbados?

CAPTAIN Sir Tom Moore fulfilled a lifetime ambition by jetting off to Barbados shortly before he died on February 2.

The family flew out in December before the UK government's strict rules on travel came into place with Sir Tom testing negative for Covid on his return.

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When did Captain Sir Tom Moore travel to Barbados?

The fundraising maestro and his family travelled to Barbados on December 11, 2020. 

While on his trip, he tweeted a message and a picture of himself enjoying the sunshine on the Caribbean island.

Wearing shorts, he smiled at the camera as he was surrounded by his beaming family.

The tweet read: "Enjoying a beautiful family day in the Barbados sunshine, #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay.”

The trip was organised after Sir Tom said he would like to visit the Caribbean island as well as revisiting India.

Captain Tom won the hearts of the nation with his bid to raise money for NHS staff before his 100th birthday on April 30.

Sir Tom set out to achieve £1,000 in donations when he started the appeal and has since been knighted, released a book and recorded a charity single.

During the first UK lockdown from March 23, 2020, he walked 100 laps of the 25-metre (82ft) loop in his garden with the aid of a walking frame in Marston Moretaine, in 10-lap chunks.

He went on to raise £32,796,355 for NHS charities.

Did Captain Sir Tom Moore get ill after coming back from Barbados?

Captain Tom had not been seen in public since returning from a bucket-list holiday in Barbados after Christmas.

On January 31, it was announced that he was being treated for coronavirus after contracting pneumonia, which had prevented him from having the Covid vaccine. 

He sadly passed away on Tuesday, February 2, with his family by his bedside in his final hours.

In a statement, his daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira, said: "It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our dear father, Captain Sir Tom Moore.

"We are so grateful that we were with him during the last hours of his life; Hannah, Benjie and Georgia by his bedside and Lucy on FaceTime. We spent hours chatting to him, reminiscing about our childhood and our wonderful mother. We shared laughter and tears together.

"The last year of our father’s life was nothing short of remarkable. He was rejuvenated and experienced things he’d only ever dreamed of.

"Whilst he’d been in so many hearts for just a short time, he was an incredible father and grandfather, and he will stay alive in our hearts forever."

Vile trolls had earlier taken to social media to slam Captain Tom and his family for jetting to Barbados in December.

How Captain Tom united the nation

April 2020 – Captain Tom Moore begins his fundraising effort to walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday with the aim of raising £1,000 for the NHS

April 14 – The war veteran smashes his initial target with £1million donated by mid-morning – rising to £2million just hours later

April 15 – More than £7million is donated by over 340,000 supporters as celeb's praise his heroic effort

April 16 – Captain Tom completes his 100 laps and vows to keep going if people are donating. He receives support from the Prime Minister and Royal family for his incredible achievement

April 24 – The veteran becomes the oldest person to top the charts with his cover of You'll Never Walk Alone with singer Michael Ball

April 30 – The hero's fundraising page reaches £32million as he celebrates his 100th birthday. A military flypast honours his birthday milestone and he is made a honorary colonel

July 17 – Captain Tom receives a knighthood from the Queen in a special engagement held just for him

September – He signs a deal to film a biopic of his incredible life and writes bestselling autobiography, titled Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day

October 5 – Captain Tom becomes one of the country's oldest podcasters with the launch of a series to tackle isolation among older people

December – He celebrates Christmas with his family on a bucket list trip to Barbados

January 31, 2021 – His family reveal he has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia and Covid

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield hit back at the nasty comments and sent Captain Tom their well-wishes on This Morning.

Discussing the story with Matthew Wright and Julia Hartley-Brewer, Julia said: "I was stunned to see some trolls on social media saying: 'Oh, if he didn't go to Barbados!'

"He went on a lovely, warm, perfectly legal Caribbean holiday with his family, and I think that's absolutely wonderful he did that and nothing whatsoever to do with his ailments now.

"I do think the trolls need to take a day off."

Phil added: "A life off! Just sod off!"

Holly added: "The timings don't work out with this so it's totally irrelevant anyway!"

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