Colin Thackery at Chalfont Grove 190819 CREDIT BFBS

Chelsea Pensioner Colin Thackery has faced everything from the brutal Korean War with the Glorious Glosters, through to the wrath of Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent and now, at the age of 89, the veteran is the oldest person ever to secure their first record deal.

In this special programme, Richard Hatch and Verity Geere speak to Colin about the rumours about his life being turned into a movie, his military career and pride at performing for Her Majesty The Queen. He said:

"I served her for 25 years. If I thought I could sing to her too, I would die happy."