LONDON (Reuters) – Colonel Tom Moore, who became a national hero in Britain after raising 33 million pounds ($40.5 million) for the National Health Service in the run-up to his 100th birthday, is to be knighted. Moore becomes “Sir Tom” after a special nomination from Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The World War Two veteran raised the world record sum by painstakingly completing 100 laps of his garden with the aid of a walking frame.

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