Sir Lewis Hamilton spoke to Len and his son David via video call before the veteran turned 105 (Picture: Alamy).
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Sir Lewis Hamilton's birthday call with his 'oldest fan' - a 105-year-old WWII veteran

The F1 star spoke to Len Howes, who served with the Royal Signals, as he celebrated his impressive birthday.

Sir Lewis Hamilton spoke to Len and his son David via video call before the veteran turned 105 (Picture: Alamy).

British Formula One star Sir Lewis Hamilton has met his 'oldest fan' – 105-year-old Second World War veteran Len Howes.

The Mercedes driver and seven-time world champion wished Len a happy birthday via video call before the big day.

The F1 driver applauded Len's impressive age and said: "Wow! One hundred and five... and he looks great! He looks so good."

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During the call, Mr Hamilton spoke to Len and his son David, who told the F1 ace: "You absolutely amaze us every time you race.

"We're so proud to be British and that you're British."

Mr Hamilton told the duo he "really appreciated" it and thanked the veteran for his support.

 

Len Howes was called up to the Armed Forces in 1939 and served in the Royal Signals, who provide the communications, cyber capability, and information systems for the British Army.

The Royal Signals also wished Len a "Happy Birthday" from their Twitter account and "Certa Cito", meaning 'Swift and Sure', the Royal Signals' motto.