British World War Two veteran Captain Tom Moore, who has become a national hero after raising almost 30 million pounds for the health service, celebrated his 100th birthday on Thursday (April 30) with an honorary promotion and two military flypasts.
A spitfire and hurricane aircraft performed the flypast near his home in Bedfordshire.
Moore has raised 29.4 million pounds ($36.5 million) for charities that help front-line National Health Service staff by completing laps of his garden with the help of a walking frame, having initially set out to raise just 1,000 pounds.
His endeavours have won the hearts and admiration of the public at home and across the world.
💡 One News Page Knowledge: Other News Mentions
Captain Sir Tom Moore honoured by David Beckham and FA as leader of 'Lionhearts inspirational heroes' teamWar veteran made head of squad of those who went 'above and beyond' during fight against Covid-19 pandemic
103-year old retired doctor walks marathon for COVID-19 research
Credit: Reuters Studio Duration: 01:36Published
Nine-year-old British boy with cerebral palsy completes marathon charity walk
Credit: euronews (in English) Duration: 00:20Published
Captain Tom Moore 'overwhelmed' to be knighted
Credit: Bang Media World Duration: 01:04Published
Government delighted that Captain Tom Moore will receive knighthood
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:02Published
Boris Johnson bans Huawei from UK's 5G network in major U-turnRequirement to remove all Huawei 5G equipment by 2027 will cost £2bn and delay introduction of hi-tech new network by two or three years
Boris Johnson news – live: PM warned of new 'Cold War' with China, as government set to ban Huawei from Britain's 5G networkFollow all the latest developments
Coronavirus: Why attitudes to masks have changed around the worldBoris Johnson and Donald Trump both publicly wore face masks for the first time. Why now?
Government set to ban Huawei from 5G network in U-turn amid Tory rebellionBoris Johnson to make final decision at meeting of National Security Council
Coronavirus: Face coverings to be compulsory in English shops from 24 JulyBoris Johnson brings rules south of the border in line with Scotland
Government preparing ‘biggest flu vaccination programme in history’
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:11Published
Coronavirus: Thieves break into pregnant NHS worker’s carBecky Jones' car was broken into while she went for a meal in Nottingham with her boyfriend.
Prince Charles visits holiday business impacted by Covid-19
Credit: ODN Duration: 03:06Published
Woman who knits angel mascots for key workers wins ‘£1m of cheer’ on scratchcard
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:50Published
Shropshire maternity scandal: Hundreds more cases under reviewInquiry into care by NHS trust is now assessing about 1,500 cases, the BBC learns.
Leaders and survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacreWorld leaders have joined survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre to remember the victims of the only crime in Europe since the Second World War that has been..
Dame Vera Lynn laid to rest
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:47Published
Ditchling residents pay respect to Dame Vera Lynn
Credit: ODN Duration: 02:31Published
Today in History for July 10thHighlights of this day in history: Start of World War II's Battle of Britain; Telstar satellite launched; Millard Fillmore becomes President; Chechen warlord..
NHS 72nd anniversary marked with Spitfire flypastThe plane flew across Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
Captain Tom Moore ‘overawed’ by news he will be knighted
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:06Published
Celebrities praise Tom Moore after knighthood announcement
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 01:00Published
Captain Tom Moore to be given knighthood
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:30Published
'New start: let's get going': Brexit information campaign warns Britons of risks as full departure loomsTalk of 'opportunity' likened to Orwell-style 'Newspeak' – as advice highlights perils from new travel rules, bigger phone bills and border chaos
Boris Johnson discusses face coverings and urges Britons back to work
Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO Duration: 00:59Published
Coronavirus: Most Britons still 'uncomfortable' eating outAn Office for National Statistics survey suggests just two-in-10 would be happy to dine indoors.
British tourists NOT WELCOME in mainland Europe amid coronavirus crisis, new report suggestsThe Covid-19 pandemic has left people in Germany, Italy, Spain and France more likely to oppose British holidaymakers visiting without self-isolating than they..
Britons overwhelmingly want NHS privatisation to end after coronavirus crisis, survey findsExclusive: Coronavirus crisis has revived debate over making health service fully public-sector operated, says think tank
You Might Like
Related news from verified sources
Tweets about this
Related videos from verified sources