AN RAF veteran has celebrated his 100th birthday during lockdown at a Stourport care home.

Reg Fidoe was unable to celebrate his milestone birthday with family due to lockdown restrictions, so staff at Areley House Residential Home threw him a party.

Reg was the youngest of six children on May 15, 1920 in Eardiston in Worcestershire.

He served in the RAF during the Second World War and - shortly after the fighting in Europe had ended - married his wife Nellie in July 1945.

The pair went on to have three children together - Janet, Margaret and Eileen.

Today, Reg has two grandchildren, five great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

Reg later moved to Stourport, where he worked in various fields - as a railway porter, at Roger Constant, C MC Carpets and Parsons Chain.

He was a member of the local RAF club and spent many years raising money for the Wing Appeal.

Nowadays, Reg loves reading the newspaper, watching television, and reciting his funny limericks to Areley House staff to make them laugh.

Reg's three daughters regularly come to visit, but because of the coronavirus lockdown have been unable to see their dad for several weeks.

A spokesman for the home said: "A big party was planned and all his family were going to come to celebrate, but unfortunately due to the lockdown because of coronavirus, the family were unable to see him.

"We went ahead and had a party in the home for him with cake, music, all the decorations in place, and most importantly to Reg - beer!

"We've made it as special as we can for him, but we will have a big party to celebrate with his family when it's safe to do so."