Celebrations to mark Maurice’s 101st birthday began this morning with a doorstep delivery of birthday cards and a rendition of Happy Birthday by a trumpeter from the local Royal Marines Association Deal Branch and Club.
At lunchtime a birthday cake organised by Dover District Council and made by The Baking Fairy from Deal, along with cards were delivered by DDC officers. A special video message was also delivered by the Royal Marines Band Service.
To round off the day, a former member of the Black Watch played the bagpipes on Maurice’s doorstep.
Brinley Hill, Head of Community Services at Dover District Council, said: “It’s great to see the community coming together to help Maurice celebrate his 101st birthday, particularly after the aborted plans due to the first lockdown in March 2020.