When Percy Norton came back from the Second World War, his injuries were so serious he was given just three months to live.
But against all odds the father-of-two today celebrated his 100th birthday with a card from the Queen.
The former butcher, from East Tuddenham, Norfolk, suffered injuries to his abdomen and spleen and was left with a partial lung after he was struck by a shell blast in Normandy, France.
Birthday: Percy Norton was given three months to live when he came back from the Second World War but he survived against all odds and today he's celebrated his 100th birthday with a card from the Queen
He was brought back to Britain and spent more than a year in hospital, but he was sent home to die as doctors believed he would only live for a few months.