The family of NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore have paid tribute to the World War II veteran at his funeral, saying his "message and his spirit lives on".

Captain Moore's coffin was carried to Bedford Crematorium by soldiers from the Yorkshire Regiment while a World War II-era C-47 Dakota performed a flypast.

This was followed by a firing party of 14 each firing three rounds in unison before a small service got under way.

The service was attended by eight members of Captain Moore's immediate family - his two daughters Hannah Ingram-Moore and Lucy Teixeira, four grandchildren and his sons-in-law.

Singer Michael Buble recorded a version of the song 'Smile' which was played at the funeral.

Captain Moore gained worldwide fame with his fundraising efforts during England's first coronavirus lockdown last year when he walked 100 laps of his Bedfordshire garden before his 100th birthday, raising more than £32 million for the NHS.

He died at Bedford Hospital on 2 February after testing positive for Covid-19.

Ms Teixeira paid tribute to her father during the service, saying: "Daddy, you always told us 'best foot forward' and true to your word that's what you did last year, raising a fortune for the NHS and walking your way into the nation's hearts."

She added: "Daddy, I am so proud of you, what you achieved your whole live and especially in the last year.

"You may be gone but your message and your spirit lives on."

Captain Moore served with the Duke of Wellington's Regiment during World War II.

The regiment later merged with two others from Yorkshire, becoming the Yorkshire Regiment, and he was made an honorary colonel last August.

A number of special items were placed on Captain's Moore's coffin, including a replica of his service cap from World War II, a wreath from the Yorkshire Regiment, his campaign medals, including the Burma Star, and his knighthood medal stitched on to a cushion.

There was also a specially-commissioned sword engraved with the motto of the Yorkshire Regiment on one side - "Fortune favours the brave" - and his own personal motto, "Tomorrow will be a good day", on the other.

There are plans to plant trees around the world in his honour, with Ms Teixeira hoping that the Trees for Tom initiative will result in a wood in his home county of Yorkshire and the reforestation of part of India, where he served during the World War II.

Captain Moore asked that his epitaph reads: "I told you I was old", in reference to comedian Spike Milligan's famous epitaph: "I told you I was ill."

Once Covid-19 restrictions permit, the family will inter his ashes in Yorkshire, with his parents and grandparents in the Moore family plot.