A veteran has celebrated his 107th birthday with family and friends.

Richard Brown, a supercentenarian celebrated his birthday at Windmill Care Centre in Bath Road, Slough.

Opting for a quiet cuppa to a full-blown party, Richard celebrated with his son-in-law David Campbell and his grandson Darren Campbell.

Richard was born in London on March 18, 1917, during World War I. 

He went on to serve in World War II as part of the British Army from 1937 to 1947.

Richard received The Legion of Honour from the French Government - the highest French decoration and one of the most famous in the world, for the part he played during the D-Day landings.

During his lifetime he has seen five different monarchs and now lives just down the road from Windsor Castle.

Ahead of his big day, Richard was insistent that he preferred a quiet life, but staff at the home couldn't resist making a bit of a fuss.

Richard said: “Let me enjoy my time here peacefully – I like music, and I like to watch the football with a cuppa.”

The care home was decorated with blue ribbons and green and white balloons reading 'Happy Birthday Richard. You are 107 today'.

Family and friends tucked into a layered birthday cake complete with icing and sprinkles and photos were displayed across the room.

The care home staff feel "privileged" to have Richard living in their care.

Vanessa, manager at Windmill Care Home, part of the Maria Mallaband Care Group, said: “We feel so privileged to have Richard living here with us. He has had an extraordinary life, particularly distinguished by his honoured service during the Second World War.

"We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this special day with him - not many of us will be able to see our 107th year as he has.

“He is treasured by his family and by all of us at Windmill Care Home, and we all wish him the happiest of birthdays.”

Windmill Care Centre is a purpose-built care home which specialises in the provision of the highest standards of nursing care, nursing dementia care and residential dementia care.