Honour for veteran

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A 92-YEAR-OLD Second World War veteran from Sheffield was given the honour of lighting a cauldron to mark the end of another day in the Olympic torch relay.

Jack Andrew, of Warminster Close, Norton Lees, carried the torch on its final leg in Cleethorpes on Tuesday, before lighting the cauldron, to cheers from the 10,000-strong crowd watching.

Speaking before the event, the father-of-two and grandfather-of-four - who spent five years driving tanks in Italy and North African during the Second World War - said he was honoured to have been nominated as a torchbearer.

All-rounder Jack - a former cyclist, football and cricket player and coach - was nominated for his example of ‘how sport and a healthy lifestyle provide great inspiration to others’.