Queen Elizabeth knighted Captain Tom Moore at a special investiture at Windsor Castle on Friday, 17 July 2020, for his fundraising efforts for the NHS, during the coronavirus pandemic.

Arise, Sir Tom! Queen Elizabeth knights Captain Tom Moore at Windsor Castle whilst maintaining social distancing. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

‪World War II veteran Captain Sir Tom Moore embarked on 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday with the aim to raise £1,000 (about A$1,800) for NHS Charities Together in April 2020.

Queen Elizabeth chats to Captain Sir Tom Moore and his family after the investiture. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

He has now raised over and has now raised over £32 million (approximately A$57,500,000) for the NHS and inspired so many people along the way. ‬

Captain Tom with his daughter Hannah. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s incredible fundraising achievements were recognised with a Knighthood.‬

Captain Sir Tom Moore with his insignia. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

The Queen used a special knighting sword, which belonged to her father, King George VI, whilst observing social distancing, and presented Captain Sir Tom Moore with his insignia of Knight Bachelor.

Captain Sir Tom Moore’s insignia of Knight Bachelor. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

Captain Tom became an honorary colonel at the Army Foundation College but he will be known, officially, as Captain Sir Thomas Moore, according to Ministry of Defence protocol.

He also became an honorary member of the English cricket team and featured in a cover song, You’ll Never Walk Alone, which reached Number 1 in the UK music charts.

Captain Sir Tom Moore stands proudly with his family in the Quadrangle of Windsor Castle, following his Investiture ceremony. Photo: Facebook/The Royal Family

This was Queen Elizabeth’s first official engagement in person since the coronavirus lockdown.

The newly-knighted Captain Sir Tom Moore thanked the Royal Family on Twitter later that day.

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