Well-wishes have flooded in for Captain Sir Tom Moore, the Second World War veteran who raised millions for the NHS during lockdown, after he was admitted to hospital with coronavirus.
Captain Tom, 100, tested positive for COVID-19 last week and was taken to hospital on Sunday for help with his breathing, his daughter Hannah said in a tweet.
He is not in intensive care, she added, but had been receiving treatment for pneumonia “over the last few weeks”.
Captain Tom and his family travelled to Barbados for a family holiday over Christmas after he was gifted the trip by British Airways.
News of his illness was met by hundreds of thousands of well-wishes, including one from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
He tweeted: “My thoughts are very much with @CaptainTomMoore and his family. You’ve inspired the whole nation, and I know we are all wishing you a full recovery.”
Labour leader Keir Starmer wrote in a Twitter post: “The whole nation hopes you get well soon @captaintommoore. You’ve been an inspiration to us all throughout this crisis.”
Health minister Helen Whately described Captain Sir Tom as an “inspiration to the whole country”.
“During some of the darkest times we have had he has really lifted our spirits. I really wish