Wartime wish turns to reality as Newcastle man celebrates 100th birthday with 100 women
Updated February 18, 2017 17:18:27
A wartime promise has turned into a very special 100th birthday celebration for a former British Army officer now living near Newcastle.
Doug Cunningham today celebrated his centenary surrounded by 100 local women, after promising his troops he would host a big party if he lived that long.
He was an officer stationed in India at the outbreak of World War II.
As they prepared for battle, he realised he needed to know more about the men he was working with.