Norman and Mabel Haigh, of Sandbeds, will mark their 60th year of marriage tomorrow.
Mr Haigh, 84, and Mrs Haigh, 81, were married at Meltham Parish Church.
The marriage was conducted under special licence while Mr Haigh was on leave from the Army.
The couple had met while working at David Brown Tractors in Meltham.
Mr Haigh, from Longwood, was as an electrician at the firm and Mrs Haigh, from Meltham, was a buying officer.
In 1943, Mr Haigh joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers to fight in the Second World War.
He served in North Africa and Italy before taking brief leave in November, 1945, to get married.
Mr Haigh, who is a member of the Royal British Legion in Lockwood, then went back to Italy to serve for one more year before returning to his new wife for good.
He worked briefly as an electrician at the Motor Exchange garage on Leeds Road, before becoming a self-employed car electrician.
He then set up his own firm, ND Haigh, at Leeds Road.
Mrs Haigh left David Brown Tractors when she and her husband had their children.
They have a son, Peter, and a daughter, Margaret.
They also have five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.