AN RAF veteran has peacefully passed away at the age of 100.

Oswald Dixon died aged 100 in the care of Broughton House in Salford on September 25.

He served as an aircraftman during the Second World War and even taught new recruits during his time.

A funeral will be held at Agecroft Cemetery and Crematorium in Salford on Wednesday October 9, arranged by Co-Op funeral care.

Broughton House extend a welcome to anyone wishing to pay their respects to the RAF veteran.

Chief Executive of Broughton House, Chris Lindsay, said: “Broughton House is saddened to announce the passing of former RAF servicemen Oswald Dixon who died at the age of 100 years on Wednesday September 25th.

“Oswald joined the Royal Air Force in 1944 having arrived from Jamaica and has been a resident at Broughton House since May 2015.”

Mr Oswald has no family members in the UK, but he was known and loved by everyone at Broughton House.

Mr Lindsay said: “At his 100th Birthday celebration Oswald stated that he “always tried to live life as it should be lived, by doing things for other people.

“His warm character will be missed by everyone involved at Broughton House.”

Mr Oswald was the oldest resident at Broughton House.

The former aircraftman was registered blind and living alone in Salford, before moving to Broughton in 2015.

He joined the RAF in Kingston, Jamaica, in November 1944 as a flight mechanic and moved to Britain before the Second World War ended.

For his 100 birthday celebrations, Mr Oswald received greetings from the Queen, pensions secretary Amber Rudd and Jamaican High Commissioner Seth George Ramocan and his staff.

The funeral will start at 2.30pm, and people are encouraged to attend and pay their respects.

For more information on the funeral, please contact Co-op Funeralcare on 0161 736 1487.