Captain Tom Moore will be knighted by The Queen this Friday

15 July 2020, 12:20

Sir Tom Moore delivers message of hope

By Tom Eames

Captain Sir Tom Moore will be honoured with a knighthood later this week, after raising £33million for the NHS.

Captain Tom Moore, aged 100, has become a national treasure in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.

The World War II veteran will be knighted by the Queen this Friday (July 17) at Windsor Castle.

The pensioner raised a massive £33million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden in Bedfordshire.

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He will be knighted in a private ceremony at Windsor Castle, where the Queen will present him with the honorary title.

Sir Tom will be joined by his close family for the special ceremony.

Captain Tom Moore will be knighted by The Queen
Captain Tom Moore will be knighted by The Queen. Picture: PA

Speaking of the event, Tom said: "I hope she’s not very heavy-handed with the sword as by then I might be rather a poor old weak soul."

He added: "To get this honour is so outstanding that I really can’t say how different I feel, but I certainly feel that I’ve been given an outstanding honour by the Queen and Prime Minister.

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“I’m certainly delighted. I’m over-awed by the fact that this has happened to me.”

During the pandemic, the Queen has been in isolation alongside her husband Prince Philip.

The couple traveled to Windsor just before lockdown measures were enforced.