The 94-year-old campaigner fought in the Second World War and says he still wants to defend his country.
There is a good chance this general election will be my last because I am 94 years old.
It’s why I am treating this election like I did my first in 1945 – as an event that can change our destinies.
During that election, held while the embers of the Second World War still smouldered, I was just 22.
But events I had witnessed and endured in childhood as well as in uniform had aged my soul.
The war, along with the Great Depression, taught me and my generation the hard lesson that all of us – no matter our station in life – must defend their country against tyranny if civilisation is to be preserved.
Defence of civilisation comes in many guises but ultimately it comes by being a good and informed citizen who votes in elections.