Hero Captain Tom Moore who raised millions for charity celebrates 100th birthday

After completing 100 laps around his garden, raising $61 million for NHS charities, and recording a number one hit single, Captain Tom Moore has turned 100 years old!

The decorated war hero has captured the hearts of the world in recent weeks and it seems many people are keen to celebrate his milestone.

Celebrations for Captain Moore's birthday is set to begin with a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, weather permitting.

Confirmed by the British Ministry of Defence, the BBMF, which includes six Spitfires and a Lancaster Bomber will fly over Moore's home as a salute to his incredible fundraising efforts.

On top of the air show, more than 125,000 birthday cards have been sent to Moore to mark his special day.

Among those to send well wishes are the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, England football captain Harry Kane, and England cricket captain Joe Root.

All the birthday cards sent to Moore have been set up at a hall at Bedford School, near to the captain's home.

Just last week, Captain Moore became the oldest person to achieve a UK number-one single with a version of 'You'll Never Walk Alone' performed with Michael Ball.

In typical humble, Tom Moore fashion, he thanked everyone for all the well wishes and presents he has received.

"I continue to be offered lots of lovely items. I really do have everything I need but others are struggling due to Covid-19 so, rather than giving to me, please look to donate these generous offers to a local care home or someone in your community. Thank you."

Happy 100th Birthday Captain Tom, you legend!