Stamford legion man Cliff Shepherd marks his 103rd birthday with two parties

103-year-old Cliff Shepherd at Whitefriars care Home with staff  Amy Evans, Barbara Gilbert, Shannan Kaur, Zoe Freeman, Elisabeth Slater and Jade Pordham EMN-160207-193526009
103-year-old Cliff Shepherd at Whitefriars care Home with staff Amy Evans, Barbara Gilbert, Shannan Kaur, Zoe Freeman, Elisabeth Slater and Jade Pordham EMN-160207-193526009
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Cliff Shepherd celebrated his 103rd birthday in style at Whitefriars Care Home in St George’s Avenue, Stamford.

Cliff, who is the oldest member of Stamford branch Royal British Legion, is originally from Yorkshire but moved to the town around 15 years ago to be closer to family.

Until last year, Cliff, a former RAF Regiment Warrant Officer, was still living independently in sheltered accomodation. He has two grandchildren, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild, with another on the way. Daughter Thelma Handford said: “Some family couldn’t make it to Stamford for the day itself so a second party was held on Sunday.”