RAF hero celebrates 100th birthday

Jack Bissett celebrates his 100th birthday with a visit from Sir John and Lady McColl at Palm Springs Nursing Home. Picture: JON GUEGAN

Jack Bissett celebrates his 100th birthday with a visit from Sir John and Lady McColl at Palm Springs Nursing Home. Picture: JON GUEGAN

His Excellency and Lady McColl visited Mr Jack Bissett who was celebrating his 100th Birthday on Wednesday, 24 February.  His Excellency readout the telegram from Her Majesty The Queen to Mr Bissett who was surrounded by friends at the Palm Springs Nursing Home.

 

Mr Bissett an RAF veteran parachuted from a plane at the end of the Second World War without any training to fix radio communications in Holland. He was born in Exeter and worked as an engineer in the RAF for several years before moving to Jersey with his wife Kay, spent the majority of his career working for life insurance company Prudential.

Photograph: from JON GUEGAN, Jersey Evening Post