A Second World War veteran formally known as Peter has taken the brave step of coming out as transgender at the age of 90.
Patricia Davies says she knew since the age of three that she was a woman, but for decades lived in fear of how people would react.
In 1987 she opened up about her feelings to her late wife, who bought her jewellery and dresses to wear in secret.
However, she remained living as Peter after receiving abuse from people in the street and fearing she would be given “electric shock treatment”.
But the retired industrial photographer, who served in the army between April 1945-1948, recently felt “an overwhelming desire to break free”.
She now feels like she has a new lease of life after beginning to take the feminising hormone oestrogen, dressing and acting like a woman and revealing her secret to her neighbours.
She has a distant aunt who lived to …