FORMER RAF chief flight engineer Francis Wright has celebrated his 100th birthday.
Mr Wright had wife Joy and some friends beside him when he toasted his long life at the Hill House Nursing Home in Brixham.
Mr Wright (pictured), who has no siblings nor children, was in the RAF for 31 years.
He was a Spitfire engineer during the Second World War and would work on planes all day and night if necessary.
The centenarian was torpedoed twice during the war and on one of these occasions he had to jump off the bow of the Ark Royal.
He was awarded the Maltese Cross for flying food supplies into Malta and was also present at the handing over of Berlin to Germany .
Following the RAF, Francis joined MI5 and met his wife Joy, who is from New Zealand and was in the UK nursing a sick relative.
Francis and Joy owned and ran the Modbury Inn together for 10 years.
Care home manager Debbie Hesselden said: "Francis is military minded in everything he does."