WWII Air Force pilot celebrates 100th birthday

From Afternoons, 1:15 pm on 19 October 2023

John Beeching is one of the last surviving veterans of RAF Bomber Command in WWII, and he celebrates his 100th birthday today. 

He had an early morning visit from the Nelson Mayor, been to work for a morning tea, and has many cards to open.

Born in 1923, John was raised in London and went on to serve in the war, then moved to Nelson in 1960 where is still employed at the Cawthron Institute. 

Jesse talks to John about the ups and downs of his life.