A FORMER prisoner of war has celebrated his 100th birthday alongside friends and family.

Les Attoe hit the milestone last Wednesday, with fellow veterans - including fundraiser Ben Parkinson - and residents of Cherry Tree Court, Goldthorpe, holding a party for the former Second World War paratrooper.

A member of the Barnsley Parachute Regimental Association (PRA), Les spent 14 months in Stalag 4B, in what is now Brandenburg, Germany.

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On his 99th birthday, friends and PRA members grouped together to replace Les’ medals after they were stolen in a burglary at his previous home in Kent.