Captain Sir Tom Moore has shared a picture of his “well-deserved” break in Barbados, where he jetted off to after spending the past year fundraising £32 million for the NHS.
A picture of him enjoying the sunshine on the Caribbean island shows him sat in his wheelchair in his shorts and smiling at the camera as he’s surrounded by his beaming family.
“Enjoying a beautiful family day in the Barbados sunshine, #TomorrowWillBeAGoodDay,” the tweet reads.
The Second World War veteran and proud Yorkshireman became a national hero when he started walking 100 lengths in his garden in Bedfordshire back in April to raise money for NHS Charities Together.
Aged 99 when he first started, Captain Moore wore his service medals pinned to his jacket and clutched his walking frame as he set out to fundraise £1,000 for NHS staff.
But the fundraiser far exceeded the target as he ended up raising more than £32m thanks to donations by his 1.5m fans.
He was given the honorary title of colonel by the Queen on his 100th birthday in July in what was branded a “unique ceremony” at Windsor Castle.
The knighthood followed a special nomination by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who hailed the veteran “a true national treasure”.
His fans took to Twitter to wish him a pleasant stay and a relaxing holiday
“Hope you’re enjoying a well deserved break”, user Lennie’s Tunes tweeted.
While one user said : “Enjoy every moment , it’s wonderful to see you getting some rest and relaxation after your stupendous efforts this year Sir .x. Happy Christmas.”
Another wished him a “wonderful Christmas” as she told him he was the nation’s “shining beacon”.
One user echoed this as they said : “Pleased to see you in shorts Capt Tom.
“I hope you are all enjoying yourselves in the sun after all your hard work keeping Capt Tom’s website and various initiatives up and running.”
Sir Moore jetted off to Barbados last week after British Airways offered him and his family free flights.
He tweeted a picture of himself ready to take off for the eight-and-a-half hour flight with the caption: “I never thought that, at the age of 100, I would get to travel again. I’m so grateful to everyone who has made this possible.
“The support I have been shown in 2020 has given me renewed energy and today I get to tick something off my bucket list.”
Mr Moore’s flew off shortly after becoming the oldest person to appear on the front cover of QC.
That while his heroic efforts were voted as a top highlight in 2020 in a poll of 2,000 adults, with reduction in pollution and a new appreciation for key workers trailing behind.