The museum is quite proud of this new addition to their collections, an official painting of Sir Tom Moore (or Captain Tom) by the artist Alexander Chamberlin, himself a former British army officer. Moore became famous in 2020 for his fund-raising efforts in walking 100 laps of his garden to raise a little money for the NHS Charities Together. This attempt to raise a little money ended up being just under £40 million, perhaps slightly more than he had initially anticipated. Moore, who is 100 years old, joined the British Army in 1940 and served in India and Burma.
Moore said about the unveiling of this painting in August 2020:
“It is wonderful to know that the portrait will be displayed at the National Army Museum to connect the public with this history, and I hope it continues to help tell the history of the British Army for decades, maybe even centuries, to come.”
All rather lovely.