A 100-year-old Army veteran of Battle of Imphal, who helped to raise over £32 million for the National Health Service to fight COVID19 pandemic, will be knighted by Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday.
Captain Tom Moore became a national hero in the UK when he helped to raise over GBP 32 million for the NHS.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson had nominated Captain Moore for knighthood, and the World War II veteran is overwhelmed with the gesture.
Now, Captain Moore is keen to revisit India.
Johnson, who is a COVID19 survivor, described Captain Moore as a “true national treasure”.
The knighthood came three after Captain Moore was appointed an honorary Colonel. He celebrated his 100th birthday on April 30.
Commissioned in the 8th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in 1940, Captain Moore served in India and Burma, and reportedly was part of the Battle of Imphal.
After the World War II, Captain Moore reportedly served as an instructor at the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School.
After his retirement, Captain Moore had served as managing director of a concrete company.