A SERVICES veteran who lives in Malvern is hoping to organise a breakfast club for fellow ex-servicepeople.

Peter Storry, aged 81, served in the army in the 1950s, and spent two years serving with the Royal Army Pay Corps in Cyprus during the Emergency there, an insurgent campaign by the Greek Cypriot militant group (EOKA).

He subsequently served with the 8th Manchester Regiment.

Mr Storry, who lives in Como Road, moved in Malvern a year ago from Chorley in Lancashire, where he was an active member of a breakfast club.

He said: "The nearest one to Malvern is in Tewkesbury, and I go there, but after talking to veterans who live here in Malvern, I thought there is enough interest to start one up here."

Mr Storry approached the Foley Arms Hotel, Worcester Road, and hotel managers have agreed to let him hold the club's meetings there.

The first meeting will be on Friday, December 6, at 9am.

The meetings will subsequently be held on the first Saturday of each month, with the first one being held on January 4.

Mr Storry hopes that the meetings will foster friendships between forces veterans, and also provide a forum for discussions about issues such as welfare.

He said he also hopes the group will be able to raise money to have its own standard created, which can then be carried by members in Remembrance Day and Armistice Day commemoration events, as well as on other civic occasions.

"I hope the breakfast club will become part of the town's fabric. There has been quite a lot of interest among the veterans I have talked to, of all ranks, and ladies as well as men."

Mr Storry is keen to hear from any ex-service people who are interested in getting involved with the club.

He can be contacted on 01684 572554, 07713 075025 or prsjackhi1@btinternet.com.