Captain Tom Moore celebrated his 100th birthday with an honourary promotion after raising millions for the National Health Service (NHS).
Captain Moore became a national hero after raising 30 million pounds ($37m) to help the NHS by walking 100 laps of his 25-metre (82 feet) garden before he turned 100.
When he set out with his walking frame at the start of April, he had a modest goal: to raise 1,000 pounds ($1,243) for the NHS by walking up and down his garden 100 times. But the donations soon flooded in from millions of supporters.
To celebrate his landmark, Moore has been promoted to the rank of honourary colonel, approved by the queen.
“Thank you very much,” Moore said. “That really is one of the greatest honours anyone could