Captain Sir Tom has since spoken candidly about late singer Dame Vera who he met during the war, while he was stationed in Burma.
Speaking about the tricks to his long life, the war veteran explained: “If I knew what the secret was, I could make a lot of money.
“I’m just lucky. I hope I can go on for quite some time, doing what I can and being as active as possible.”
Captain Sir Tom continued: “I need to exceed Vera Lynn, I’m trying to get past her at 104.”