Celebrating her 100th birthday on Friday was popular West Williamston resident, Mrs Geraldine Hawkes-Anderson.

Geraldine was born in Hampshire in the year 1915 to a military family. At the age of 10, the family moved to Pembrokeshire, setting down roots at Milton Manor, Milton.

The first day war was declared, Geraldine bicycled to Pembroke Dock to join-up with the ATS.

What followed was war service, driving men, supplies and dangerously transporting munitions.

She was stationed at Dale, West Blockhouse, when a German plane flew overhead and bombed the oil tanks at Pembroke Dock.

Marrying Captain Hawkes-Anderson, they eventually decided to return to Pembrokeshire, setting up home in West Williamston, where Geraldine lives today, with the support of friends and carers.

She was a Poppy Appeal organiser from 1983 and was then made president of the Cresselly and District Royal British Legion. She was a long-time member of the Carew Mothers' Union.

Village residents and friends popped in to share Geraldine's celebrations on Friday. Among them was the village postman, Nigel Rossiter, who delivers the mail, along with looking out for Geraldine's wellbeing, Nigel had great pleasure in handing her the royal card from HM The Queen.

Geraldine is pictured with her daughter Lucia Hawkes-Bowen, postman Nigel and Nigel's partner Trish.