A 101-year old D-Day veteran from Somerset has been greeted by a Gurkha guard of honour after becoming the oldest person ever to skydive.
Verdun Hayes was presented with a certificate at Royal British Legion's Somerset House to mark the occasion.
feet - the height Verdun Hayes jumped from
The record breaking veteran did his first parachute jump last year to celebrate his 100th birthday.
After enjoying the experience, he set his sights on the world record and earlier this year prepared to make history.
"It won't take long. Going down will be quicker than going up I expect."
As he left the plane and descended to earth, Mr Hayes was falling at a top speed of 120 miles per hour for around two miles before reaching the ground.
At 101 years and 38 days old, this made it official that Mr Hayes was the oldest person in history to perform a tandem skydive.
The top speed at which Mr Hayes was falling
The event was a family affair with Mr Hayes completing the dive alongside his son, grandson and great-grandson.
The veteran was clear that he had enjoyed the experience.
"It was beautiful. I'd do it again tomorrow."
Mr Hayes says he plans to add to his extraordinary list of achievements by performing a wing-walk next year.