Tom Moore, the army veteran who has raised more than £29m for the NHS during the coronavirus crisis has turned 100 today and people across the nation are celebrating his birthday.
The centenarian who was promoted from captain to colonel by the Queen on his birthday and also presented with a Second World War Defence Medal at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire, ahead of next week's VE Day commemorations.
Moore has become an inspiration to people not just in the UK but around the world by walking laps of his garden to help raise a huge amount of money in the effort to combat the pandemic and people from across the world have been sending him well wishes on his special day.
The Ministry of Defence announced Moore's special birthday promotion and the army sent him a message too.
🎉@captaintommoore has been appointed as the first Honorary Colonel of the Army Foundation College Harrogate. Happy… https://t.co/EK2prTUAeI
— Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧 (@Ministry of Defence 🇬🇧)
Other veterans, as well as the Army, have all sent their happy returns to Moore.
From the @YORKS_REGT and all of the @BritishArmy Happy Birthday! You truly are an inspiration. #captaintommoore… https://t.co/s3hfyyidaf