THE BUNTING was put up and the party spirit was in full swing as Solihull veterans marked 106 years of the Royal Star and Garter.
Following low-key parties held last year due to Covid restrictions the Monkspath Hall Road care home were able to throw a long-awaited tea party for residents and staff.
Residents tucked into birthday cake and played special anniversary-themed bingo and other games at the home which provides care to veterans and their partners living with disability or dementia.
The charity was established on January 14, 1916 to care for severely injured young men returning from the battlegrounds of the First World War, following concern expressed by Queen Mary.
She charged the British Red Cross Society with the task of finding a ‘permanent haven’ for severely disabled young men returning from the trenches in Europe.