Queen will KNIGHT Colonel Tom Moore, 100, after he raised astonishing £39million for the NHS by walking 100 laps of his garden during coronavirus lockdown Colonel Tom Moore - who has already been promoted from captain - is to be recognised further with a knighthood. The Second World War veteran received a special nomination from the Prime Minister. Boris Johnson described him as a national treasure and said he had provided a 'beacon of light' through the Covid-19 crisis. Sir Tom has raised a remarkable £39million including gift aid for NHS charities by walking more than 100 laps of his garden on his wheeled frame before his 100th birthday last month. Sir Tom said: 'I am absolutely overwhelmed. Never for one moment could I have imagined to be awarded with such a great honour.' His 100th birthday on April 30 was marked with several accolades. The former soldier in 145th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps was made an honorary colonel by the Queen and an honorary member of the England cricket team. Pictured main: Tom Moore at his home in Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire. Top right: Sir Tom during World War Two. Bottom right: With his wife Pamela on their wedding day. Top left: Cards for him on display at his grandson Benjie's school in Bedford. Bottom left: With his younger daughter Hannah.