A BRADFORD man celebrated an incredible 103rd birthday on Friday afternoon at his care home's popular American diner, and he was joined by five generations worth of family members.

Reg Hargreaves lives at the Mill View Care Home on Bolton Road and he was joined by daughter Ann Hooley, granddaughter Michelle Bushby, great-granddaughter Sophie Holstead, and great great grandson Harvey, who is just five months old.

There were over a dozen relatives in attendance overall, all there to celebrate a remarkable man's life to date.

Reg joined the army at the age of just 14 in 1930 and served in Egypt for six years prior to World War II.

He returned to England when he was 21 and quickly fell in love with Iris, who he married in 1939.

It was around this time that he was stationed in England and Wales as a sergeant.

Reg was born in Barnsley in 1916 and grew up in Norwich. However, he moved to Bradford with Iris after they married and they had three children, David, Michael and Ann.

Michael has three boys and the middle one of them, Ian, came to Bradford on holiday with his wife Diane and son Dylan to help celebrate Reg's 103rd birthday.

Giving a few more details about Reg's colourful life, his granddaughter Ginny Alderman said: "Grandad was a boxer in the army and had his own horse, as he was in the Horse Artillery.

"In the 1930s and 1940s, money was very tight so he made all of his children's toys.

"He has always had a love for classic music too."

Ginny added: "Up until this January this year, my mum (Ann) has looked after Grandad at home, but her health has deteriorated so she had to let him live somewhere where he is looked after 24/7.

"The care home is superb, and the staff do a fantastic job of taking care of Grandad. He has settled in very well."