FORMER military policeman Harry Morton has celebrated his 100th birthday.
Cowlersley man Mr Morton marked the centenary with a party at Kirkheaton Cricket Club.
The event was organised by his family and the Royal Military Police Association.
Mr Morton is thought to be the association's oldest member in England. He received a card from the Queen and cards from top members of the Military Police, nicknamed Redcaps.
He and Lt-Col John Baber, secretary of the RMPA, are seen reading the Queen's letter.
Ripon-born Mr Morton began his military career in the Cadet Corps at school.
At the age of 24 he became a patrolman for the Automobile Association.
In 1938, Mr Morton was called into the the Military Police. After four weeks, he went back to the AA.
He was called up again on September 1, 1939.
Mr Morton became part of the British Expeditionary Force in France, helping out at the evacuation of Dunkirk.
Mr Morton was later promoted to sergeant and took part in the invasion of Normandy in 1944. He returned to the AA in 1945, retiring in 1968.
Until recently, he lived at Cowlersley with his wife, who has now died. Daughter Yvonne now looks after him.