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Queen Elizabeth knights Captain Tom, 100-year-old raising millions for UK health charities

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Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Tom, a 100-year-old veteran raising millions for UK health charities during COVID-19.
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Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Tom Moore on Friday, recognizing the 100-year-old for lifting Britain's spirits during the gloom of the coronavirus pandemic by raising millions of pounds for health workers.

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Captain Tom Captain Tom British Army Officer and fundraiser (born 1920)

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