World War Two survivor Bryson William Verdun Hayes jumped from 15,000 ft and landed safely in the record books with the title Oldest tandem parachute jump (male).
Bryson's Guinness World Records certificate was presented to him by The Royal British Legion at a celebratory event in Weston-super-Mare, UK this morning.
The thrill-seeking great-grandfather was an incredible 101 years 38 days when he completed the attempt, just one year after doing his very first skydive at the age of 100.
Previously the title was held by Armand Gendreau from Canada, who set the record in 2014 aged 101 years 3 days.
For the attempt, Verdun was attached in tandem to a professional skydive instructor, who guided him throughout the freefall and landing.
Asked how he felt after the history-making jump, Verdun said he was “absolutely over the moon”.
The event took place at Dunkeswell Airfield in Devon, UK, with many members of Verdun's family also joining him in the air. Even the doctor who signed Verdun off for the attempt joined the group skydive!
There were four generations of the Verdun Hayes family freefalling at the same time, with the youngest aged just 16 years old.
Verdun, who was born on 6 April 1916, fought during the historic Normandy landings in 1944.
A spokesman for the Royal British Legion, which invited Verdun back to Normandy as a beneficiary in 2016, said: “We are very proud of Verdun’s achievements and his family’s support for the Royal British Legion and the money raised recognises the service and sacrifice made across all generations of the British armed forces.”