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A King’s Lynn residential home pulled out all the stops to celebrate the 100th birthday of one of its residents.

Frederick Hall, who is known as Don, was joined by veterans from across East Anglia last Friday to mark his centenary.

Home manager Jodi Collins said: “We decked out the home in a black, white and silver 100th birthday theme  and veterans from across East Anglia came to spend the day with him.

“We had a cannon gun that he shot in World War Two brought to the home and he went and sat on there and had some pictures taken.

“Don had no idea about our plans and he was delighted. He had an excellent day.”

Mr Hall, who has three sons, served with the Royal Artillery Survey Regiment during the Second World War, working his way up to be a Regimental Sergeant Major. 

Borough Mayor and Mayoress Geoff and Rose Hipperson joined the celebrations and gave a speech and a special cake was made in the style of a life history book, featuring photographs of Mr Hall throughout his life.