Name: David Carroll
Date of birth: 3 July 1918
Place of birth: Brighton
Where do you live?
I have lived in Creighton Avenue, East Finchley, for the past 59 years.
Where did you live before?
Bond Street, W1.
What was your occupation before retirement?
Were you married, and if so, for how long and to whom?
I’ve been married to Audrey for 63 years.
Do you have any children, grandchildren and great grandchildren – and if so, how many?
We have two children, Lewis and Lesley.
What is your happiest memory?
Having our children and enjoying their families.
What do you consider to be your greatest/ proudest achievements?
Who are your heroes of today and yesteryear?
Sir Winston Churchill.
If you were granted one wish to see something in your lifetime, what would it be?
I have always wanted to visit Australia.
If you could live your life again, would you do anything differently?
No, but it would’ve been nice to have missed the Second World War.
Do today’s young people have it easy compared to when you were growing up?
Young people have huge opportunities; they just need to steer clear of believing everything they see and read in the national media.
If you could offer a piece of advice to today’s youngsters, what would it be?
Be hardworking, honest and law-abiding.
Are the elderly given the respect they deserve in Britain today?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no…
What national or international news story has had the greatest impact on you over the years?
The secret for a long life is …A loving wife and family, with the odd tipple or two of whisky.