SECOND World War veterans were given a VE Day anniversary treat from Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

After the Covid-19 disruption to this year's celebration the charity's Veterans Service was determined to ensure a group of veterans it supports across Worcestershire were able to properly celebrate the 75th anniversary.

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire staff and volunteers visited as many as they could before the big day, delivering a cream tea and other goodies in a Union Jack box, including a Union Flag.

And there was also a special card from the children of Millfields First School in Bromsgrove.

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Among those the package was delivered to were:

95-year-old Leonard Buffery, from Worcester, who was in the RAF during the battle of Arnhem and went on to drive Sherman tanks in the Army.

Colin Palmer, 98, from Worcester who was in the Army, the West Yorkshire Tank Regiment – Motorcycle Messenger, including during D-Day.

Michael Stone, 98, from Worcester, who was in the Army and landed on Sword Beach on June 6, 1944. He went on to reach the rank of Captain then later was Major in the TA.

Kenneth Endersby, 98, from Worcester, who served in the Royal Navy – Arctic Convoys.

William Shead, 98 , from Evesham, who was in the Royal Signals serving in North Africa in the Battle of El Alamein.

Eric Carter, 100, from Wyre Forest. an RAF veteran who is the last surviving member of operation Force Benedict (Arctic Convoys).

And Geoffrey Browne, 94, from Wychavon, who served in the Royal Navy – Arctic Convoys.

Gemma Warden, Veterans Service' co-ordinator, said: "It has been an absolute pleasure and a privilege to be able to give this small show of appreciation to people who gave so much for us all.

"Like everyone, my colleagues, Kevin Greenway, Steve Kerrigan and I will never forget them."