A former firefighter has been given a special treat to mark his 100th birthday after the London Fire Brigade arranged a guard of honour for him.
Ernie Cock joined the National Fire Service just after the end of World War II in 1946. He celebrated his centenary last week and marked the special day with the help of his former colleagues.
Soon after Ernie joined the National Fire Service, he transferred to the Brigade.
Ernie spent the majority of his career at Poplar Fire Station in east London.
Around a dozen firefighters lined the road as Ernie ‘inspected’ the parade, followed closely by a fire engine that had its blue lights on as a sign of respect for their former colleague.
Hundreds of well-wishes sent their messages of support to Ernie via social media. Ernie was also given his own customer LFB shirt with the words ‘Ernie 100’ embroidered on it.
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