Her Majesty has promoted Captain Tom Moore to Colonel in honour of his life of service.

As a veteran I am delighted that the generation of hero’s I was lucky enough to grow up with are still the generation of hero’s who in this darkest of days, are showing us a guiding light that is both warm and comforting.

I hope that Colonel Moore has many more years in him as we as a country need people like him to remind us that at any age, you can play your part at the darkest of times and I salute both the wisdom of Her Majesty and to our wonderful beacon of light Colonel Tom Moore.