Captain Tom Moore is to be knighted for his fundraising efforts after a special nomination from prime minister Boris Johnson.
The war veteran has raised over £32m for NHS charities since starting a 100 lap charity walk of his garden before his 100th birthday in April, which he completed with a guard of honour.
After recently receiving a title of honorary colonel, his official title will be Captain Sir Thomas Moore under Ministry of Defence protocol, when he is finally knighted.
In a statement, prime minister Boris Johnson said captain Tom’s “fantastic fundraising broke records and inspired the whole country.
“On behalf of everyone who has been moved by his incredible story, I want to say a huge thank you. He’s a true national treasure.”
The knighthood has been approved by the Queen and will be formally announced on Wednesday.