GB’s Oldest Paper Boy Is D-Day Veteran

Posted on February 21, 2019

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”.

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.”

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