Alan McQuillin on his daily paper round 200219 CREDIT Simon Galloway Gloucestershire Live
Veterans

D-Day Veteran Is UK's Oldest Paper Boy

Monday to Saturday, Alan McQuillin wakes up at 5am for his 45-minute paper route.

Alan McQuillin on his daily paper round 200219 CREDIT Simon Galloway Gloucestershire Live

Veteran Alan McQuillin on his daily paper round (Picture: SWNS).

A D-Day veteran is Britain's oldest paper boy, aged 95-years-old.

Alan McQuillin wakes up at 5am every morning and collects a big bundle of newspapers at 5.45 a.m. from his local post office in Gloucestershire.

Monday to Saturday, he drives most of his way around his 45-minute paper route in Kemble. 

Mr McQuillin served in the RAF during the Second World War and was involved in the Normandy landings.

The D-Day veteran says he has no plans to stop working as a paper boy and wishes to continue doing the job "as long as [he] can".

Alan McQuillin delivering papers 200219 CREDIT Simon Galloway Gloucestershire Live .jpg
Veteran Alan McQuillin delivers the papers to a client (Picture: Simon Galloway/Gloucester Live).

The early start, which would intimidate most people, is nothing new for Mr McQuillin.

Before retiring he worked as a dairy farmer, so was used to getting up before the sunrise. 

"Because I used to get up very early to milk cows, I'm always awake at that time, and I just get up.

If I didn't do that, I don't know what I'd do."