The British Army has put on a Guard of Honour for 99-year-old world war II veteran and NHS fundraiser, Tom Moore.
In just over a week, Capt Moore has managed to raise £13.3 million for the ‘NHS staff and volunteers caring for COVID-19 patients’.
Capt Moore’s initial target was just £1,000, but in under a week, the amount raised has skyrocketed.
Capt Moore decided to try and walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday, which is on the 30th of April, to raise money for the men and women who serve in the NHS.
But as news of his efforts reached around the globe, a total of 677,919 people have pledged some money to spur Captain Moore on.
And now the British Army, courtesy of the 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, has honoured their former colleague by giving him a Guard of Honour as a mark of respect and recognition of what Capt Moore has been able to achieve in his desire to help the men and women of the NHS.
A Guard of Honour is a guard usually appointed to receive a head of state or other dignitary and reflects a mark of respect from the armed forces to the recipient.
During WWII, Captain Moore enlisted in 8 DWR (145 RAC) at the beginning of the war, and in 1940 was selected for Officer training.
He was later posted to 9DWR in India, and served and fought on the Arakan, went to Regiment to Sumatra after the Japanese surrender and returned to be Instructor at Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington.
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