Captain Tom to be knighted by Queen in personal ceremony on Friday

The war hero who raised more than £32 million for the NHS by walking 100 hundred laps of his garden will be knighted by The Queen in a personal ceremony on Friday (17 July).

Captain Tom Moore’s incredible fundraising efforts during the coronavirus pandemic captured hearts worldwide – creating calls for the WWII veteran to be knighted.

In May, the ceremony was confirmed.

The Captain’s big day will take place before the weekend, with The Queen carrying out the official engagement at Windsor Castle.

The official Twitter account for the soon-to-be-Sir shared a message from the man himself.

“I could never have imagined this would happen to me,” said the Captain.

“It is such a huge honour and I am very much looking forward to meeting Her Majesty The Queen.

“It is going to be the most special of days for me.”

The Captain’s life has been documented in several television programmes during lockdown.

Murals paying testament to Tom have also appeared in various towns across the UK.

Back in April, he received a Pride of Britain Award live on Good Morning Britain.

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