Proud to take part in the parade
Jim McKellar served in the RAF for four years during the height of the Cold War. He will be taking part in the parade past the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday 2016.
“I joined up when I was 17 in 1954, and by the age of 20 I was responsible for loading bombs and decommissioning ejector seats for the squadron. It’s remarkable, really.
“I was a Corporal and armorer, stationed in Cyprus and Germany. The Cold War was in full swing at that point, and looking back you can see it was really interesting time in our history, very tense.
“I did receive one medal for my service, the British Army of the Rhine, which included the RAF. So I will be wearing that with pride for the parade.
“I will be marching alongside my two daughters, Susan and Joanne, in memory of my wife Lily who passed away in March. They are both poppy sellers for the British Legion so are able to take part.
“It will be a very proud day for us all.”
Jim, who lives at Anvil Court in Surrey, is also known as a triathlete. He has competed in 120 events and represented the Great Britain team for his age group on 2013.