SCARBOROUGH’S Railway Club has presented a special award to honour the group’s oldest founding member.
World War Two veteran Bob Cass MM was given a commemorative dish in honour of his services to the club.
Mr Cass, 91, who worked on the railway before going to war with the Territorial Army, set up Scarborough Railway Club in the 1960’s in Londesborough Road where workers used an old refreshments room.
Since then Mr Cass has held every post possible from chairman and president to compere and doorman.
Club secretary Bob Cheetham said: “Bob is very well respected within the club, and as our oldest founding member we wanted to do something to show him what he means to us.
“He is a chirpy bloke who is well liked by many, and the club wouldn’t be the same without him.”
Mr Cass was joined by his family, including his daughter Joanne Moore for the presentation. His commemorative plate featured a picture of the Green Howard steam engine in honour of his time spent with the 5th battalion Green Howards regiment during the Second World War.
Mr Cass was at the Dunkirk evacuation and was rescued from the beach by destroyer HMS Venomous. He was then transferred to Libya, where his unit was attacked and over-run by the German Army under Rommel. He was captured and spent the rest of the hostilities as a Prisoner of War.