CAPTAIN Tom Moore has tragically died aged 100 after a Covid battle.
The war veteran, who raised £33million for the NHS, was admitted to hospital on Sunday after suffering breathing difficulties. Here is what we know about his service during World War Two.
Follow the latest updates on Captain Tom Moore's funeral on our live blogBritish Army Captain Tom Moore in uniform during World War TwoCredit: EPA
What did Captain Tom do in the war?
Tom Moore enlisted into the eighth battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (8 DWR), an infantry unit that was converted to operate Churchill tanks as part of the Royal Armoured Corps (RAC).
He was selected for officer training and rose to the rank of captain, later being posted to 9 DWR in India.
He served and fought in the Arakan in western Burma, later renamed Rakhine State.Sir Tom Moore (front, middle) sits on a tank with his comrades Credit: EPA
When did Captain Tom Moore serve?
Sir Tom was conscripted into the Army in May 1940.
After returning to the UK from South East Asia in 1945, he stayed on in the Army, working as an instructor at the Armoured Fighting Vehicle School in Bovington, Dorset.
He was demobilized in 1946.British veteran Captain Tom Moore reacts after completing the 100th length of his back garden in Marston Moretaine, BedfordshireCredit: EPA
What did Captain Tom do after the war?
After leaving the Army, he worked as a sales manager for a roofing materials company in Yorkshire.
Later on he was managing director of a Fens-based company manufacturing concrete, Cawood Concrete Products Ltd.
Outside work Moore raced motorcycles competitively.
This was a passion, as he had purchased his first when he was 12 and wore the number 23.
He rode a Scott motorcycle, clinching several trophies.
Moore was a member of the Keighley and District Photographic Association between 1934 and 1936, as had been his dad.
He was a contestant in the Christmas Day 1983 edition of the BBC TV game show Blankety Blank.
How Captain Tom united the nation
April 2020 - Captain Tom Moore begins his fundraising effort to walk 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday with the aim of raising £1,000 for the NHS
April 14 - The war veteran smashes his initial target with £1million donated by mid-morning - rising to £2million just hours later
April 15 - More than £7million is donated by over 340,000 supporters as celeb's praise his heroic effort
April 16 - Captain Tom completes his 100 laps and vows to keep going if people are donating. He receives support from the Prime Minister and Royal family for his incredible achievement
April 30 - The hero's fundraising page reaches £32million as he celebrates his 100th birthday. A military flypast honours his birthday milestone and he is made a honorary colonel
July 17 - Captain Tom receives a knighthood from the Queen in a special engagement held just for him
September - He signs a deal to film a biopic of his incredible life and writes bestselling autobiography, titled Tomorrow Will Be A Good Day
October 5 - Captain Tom becomes one of the country's oldest podcasters with the launch of a series to tackle isolation among older people
December - He celebrates Christmas with his family on a bucket list trip to Barbados
January 31, 2021 - His family reveal he has been admitted to hospital with pneumonia and Covid
Sir Captain Tom Moore interviewed for BBC One’s Festival of Remembrance