Southam resident who served with the Anti-Aircraft Batteries defending England during WWII celebrates her 100th birthday

She celebrated with her family and friends

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 4:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 4:40 pm
Joan Hatfield celebrated her 100th birthday on September 2. Photo supplied

A Southam resident who served with the Anti-Aircraft Batteries defending England during the Second World War has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Tithe Lodge resident Joan Hatfield celebrated her birthday on September 2 with the help of family and friends who had gathered from both the local area and as far as Scotland.

The party was held at The Bowling Green in Southam and guests where guests enjoyed a buffet.

Joan was born in 1921 in Solihull.

She served with the Anti-Aircraft Batteries defending England during the Second World War and she was also a Physical Training Instructor and reached the rank of Corporal during her time spent in the Army.

Joan has lived in the local area for many years, including more than 30 years in Long Itchington, where she played an active role in the local Women’s Institute.

Speaking about her birthday party, Joan said: “It was lovely to see so many family and friends, especially as we hadn’t been able to get together during the lockdown."