Queen knights Capt. Tom Moore, 100-year-old who raised millions for British NHS

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Captain Tom Moore has been knighted by the Queen after his incredible effort to raise money for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic.

At the age of 100, Second war veteran Moore raised a fantastic £33m for the health service.

It came because the NHS was pushed to the limit in handling the breakout of Covid-19.

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II awards Captain Tom Moore with the insignia of Knight Bachelor at Windsor Castle. (Pool/Reuters)

He had began to steer 100 lengths of the garden at his range in Bedfordshire before his birthday.

His efforts then rapidly caught national attention, and he has gone on to become a national treasure.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who himself caught coronavirus and was placed into medical care , put his name forward for the knighthood.

The queen honoured Moore at an investiture at Windsor Castle, using her knighting sword.

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Moore, who served in India, Burma and Sumatra during war Two, quipped earlier this year that having a knighthood would be funny because he would be Sir Moore – a regard to the Tudor statesman Sir More .

After the ceremony, the royalty shared a photograph on their official Twitter account.

The caption read: “Arise, Captain Sir Thomas Moore! Today The Queen conferred the Honour of Knighthood on @captaintommoore at an Investiture at #WindsorCastle.”

The Queen hosted the ceremony and spent around five minutes chatting to Sir Tom.

She told him: “Thank you such a lot , a tremendous amount of cash you raised.”

Her Majesty was joined by the Master of the Household, retired flag officer Tony Johnstone-Burt.

Awaiting Sir Tom was his family, including daughter Hannah Ingram-Moore, son-in-law Colin Ingram, grandson Benjie and granddaughter Georgia.