A WAR veteran has been honoured by Huddersfield's branch of the Royal Air Force Association.
Frank Smith, of Almondbury, has been named as the branch's life vice-president, to mark his years of hard work.
He joined the branch when it was founded 59 years ago and in that time has held almost every office.
"I am very honoured to be able to accept this position," said the 82-year-old who was a wireless operator during the Second World War.
"I have enjoyed my years with the Rafa and it is a delight to be able to continue working with the branch."
And because of his time spent in Crete during the war Frank has been asked to represent the island's veterans at a dinner with the Queen in June.
"I go to Crete on a trip every year. It will be wonderful to have dinner with the Queen. I am really looking forward to it," he said.