British veteran made a long jump with a parachute at the age of 101
Bryson Hayes became the oldest skydiver in the world.
LONDON, may 15. /TASS/. Veteran Bryson Hayes, member of the landing of allied troops in Normandy in June 1944, became the oldest skydiver in the world. The Briton, who is now 101 years and 38 days, made a long jump with a parachute for charity. About this newspaper The Guardian.
Lance corporal signal corps of the United Kingdom jumped Sunday with a parachute from height more than 5 thousand meters along with three generations of his family in the English southwestern County of Devon. The youngest is the grandson of Stanley for 16 years, while the oldest son, Brian ‘ 74.
After landing, Hayes said that “he feels on top of the world” and looks forward to next hops.
Hayes broke the record that belonged to the canadian Armand, Jandro who committed in 2013, a similar jump at the age of 101 years and three days.
All proceeds from the lighting of the jump several television companies will go to the charity the Royal British Legion provide financial, social and personal support to veterans of the British armed forces.
For participation and bravery on the battlefields of world war II in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France, he was awarded the Legion of honor. “I just didn’t think to ever return home, — said the veteran. — Has repeatedly been on the verge of death. Lost a huge number of friends.”