Former RAF airman and prisoner of war celebrates 102nd birthday
- Credit: The Warren Care Home
A Norwich Second World War RAF veteran and former Japanese prisoner of war has celebrated turning 102.
Rouse Voisey was joined by relatives and friends - alongside staff and residents at The Warren Care Home in Wroxham Road, Sprowston - on July 28 as he marked his birthday.
Rouse, who grew up in Norwich, joined the RAF aged 17 in 1937 where he trained as an air fitter with the 151 Maintenance Unit.
During his war-time service he was captured and kept as a Japanese POW.
Following his celebrations, Rouse joked: "Now I've blown the candles out I think I need a little nap."
Rouse's niece Annette, who celebrated her uncle's landmark birthday with him, said: "Rouse is and has been a fantastic uncle and friend to so many over the past hundred years, and it’s wonderful to be with him on this very special day to say just how proud Rouse makes us feel."