Captain Sir Tom Moore was welcomed as an Honorary Member of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London in an online ceremony on 3 June.
The Guild is the association for Freemen of the City of London, with almost 2000 members from all over the world – men and women drawn from all walks of life, with wide-ranging interests and achievements.
A message of congratulations from HRH The Princess Royal, Centenary Master of the Guild, was read to the centenarian, who raised more than £32 million for the NHS through his charity walk.
It said: “Your extraordinary fundraising achievements embody the Guild’s aims of fellowship and benevolence. At this time of adversity, you have proved an inspiration and a symbol of hope for the future, reflected in your own words: ‘Tomorrow will be a good day’.”
Captain Sir Tom Moore said: “I am extremely honoured to be admitted as an Honorary Member of the Guild of Freemen of the City of London.
“I remain humbled by the love and gratitude that I have received from the British public and am delighted to accept this award from the Guild of Freemen.”
The ceremony was streamed live and is available to rewatch on YouTube.
Captain Sir Tom Moore’s daughter, Hannah Ingram-Moore, accompanied him at the ceremony, which was conducted by the Guild’s Master, Ann-Marie Jefferys, with Alderman Sir David Wootton (Past Master and Past Lord Mayor of the City of London) and Christine Cook, the Guild’s Clerk.
Captain Sir Tom Moore was awarded the Freedom of the City on 12 May.