A D-Day veteran just became the world’s oldest tandem skydiver aged 101

Meet Verdun Hayes, a D-day veteran who just became the oldest person in the world to skydive – at the age of 101 and 38 days old. 

The great-grandfather was joined by three generations of his family – his son, grandson, great-grandson and daughter were all there to cheer him on. He jumped from 15,000 ft above an airfield in the UK, breaking the world record for the oldest tandem skydiver – a feat he had wanted to achieve after holding the British record. 

The former Royal Signals lance corporal served in WWII and is raising money for the Royal British Legion – which provides lifelong support for the Armed Forces community. So far he has managed to raise over £2000 for the charity.

When asked how he felt after landing, he said: “I’m absolutely over the moon, it was beautiful.”

Produced by David Ibekwe

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Source: http://www.thisisinsider.com/101-year-old-war-veteran-world-record-oldest-skydiver-tandem-verdun-hayes-2017-5


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