What seemed like an ordinary day for the Household Cavalry Regiment at Combermere Barracks, Windsor ,was in fact very special for veteran Alf Lawes.
A veteran of the Household Cavalry, he turned 100 today, and to mark the milestone, his old regiment pulled-out all the stops.
Inside the mess, hundreds of current members of the Household Cavalry awaited his arrival.
The second world war veteran was greeted by Field marshal the Lord Guthrie, who’s colonel of the Life Guards and Gold Stick.
Today he received the Legion D’honneur from the french government, in recognition of his service in liberating that country.