A GREAT-grandfather has celebrated his 100th birthday.
Andrew Stenhouse enjoyed his centenary surrounded by family and friends at his home in Castle Heights, Flint, on Tuesday.
He was joined by his son Mike, 66, and his two daughters 64-year-old Pauline and Anita, 69, who came over from Canada for the special occasion.
His third daughter Elaine, 62, was unable to attend due to being called for jury service.
Mr Stenhouse also has seven grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
His son described the party as “brilliant”.
He said: “My father thoroughly enjoyed everything and loved all of the attention.
“He is still very sharp and very active so very much enjoyed it.
“Friends came from all the different clubs he used to be a member of, including Flint Bridge Club and Mold Bridge Club, Northop Bowls Club and his local golf club.”
Mr Stenhouse also received a birthday card from the Queen.
His son said: “He was delighted with the card from the Queen. He also received a card from the leader of the Welsh Assembly.
“He also had a visit from Vicky Perfect, the Mayor of Flint, which was really excellent.”
Mr Stenhouse moved to Flint from Coventry in the early 1930s working as a manager in a manufacturing company.
Due to being a member of the Territorial Army, he was one of the first to be called up to the Second World War and was involved in the D-Day landings in 1944.
His son said: “He was promoted to the rank of Captain by the time Normandy happened.
“During his time in the army he was responsible for building pipes from the channel through France for the transportation of oil.
“We returned to the French town of Caen on the 60th anniversary of the landings, and the mayor gave my father a medal.”
On returning to Flint after the war, Mr Stenhouse returned to the manufacturing industry for a number of years, and when his company closed down he worked for Flintshire Council for the rest of his working life.
His wife Lillian, who he married during the early stages of the war, died three years ago at the age of 97.