Captain Sir Tom Moore reflects on the 'proudest moment of his life'

Sarah Clark reports


Captain Tom Moore has been reflecting on 'the proudest moment of his life' when he was knighted at Windsor Castle by the Queen.

The 100-year-old Second World War veteran was recognised for his outstanding fundraising achievements, raising almost £33 million for the NHS by walking laps of his garden.

Captain Tom Moore Credit: Press Association

The former Army officer, who was born in Keighley in West Yorkshire, was joined by his family for the ceremony which took place in Windsor Castle's quadrangle.

With her father, King George VI's sword in her hand, Her Majesty lightly touched Sir Tom first on his right shoulder then his left with the blade - dubbing him a knight.

He said the experience was 'absolutely amazing' and described her majesty as being 'marvellous and charming.'

Sir Tom Moore was knighted during a ceremony at Windsor Castle Credit: Press Assocation

His achievements, which started at a modest target of £1,000, ahead of his 100th birthday on April 30, were praised by Downing Street.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the veteran "provided us all with a beacon of light through the fog of coronavirus" and recommended he be knighted.