'Britain's oldest jobseeker', 86, looks for work because he finds life 'a tad boring'

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Great grandfather Walter Anderson is possibly Britain's oldest jobseeker (SWNS)

A great-grandfather has become Britain's oldest jobseeker because he finds life “boring".

Walter Anderson, 86 - who had a career serving in both the Army and the Met Police - said he is willing to face the wrath of his wife by getting a job.

Mr Anderson placed an advert in his local paper, offering handyman services in order to keep himself busy.

The retiree once guarded the Queen while in the army and also led a Met Police surveillance team on notorious crook Kenneth Noye.

Mr Anderson offered handyman services in his local paper (GETTY)

London-born Mr Anderson moved to the Isle of Sheppey, Kent, 16 years ago with his third wife Sandra.

The father-of-two said of his job search: "There is only so much gardening a chap can do. Besides, I could do with the money.

"I don't mind what it is. I can turn my hand to most things. I haven't told my wife. She knows nothing of this.

"It will be a bit of a surprise for her. I don't think she will like it."

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The ex-serviceman, who can still drive, is now awaiting job offers.

Mr Anderson was called up for National Service after finishing school and later served as an infantryman with Royal East Kent Regiment, known as the Buffs.

He completed a tour of Egypt and even guarded the Queen at Buckingham Palace.

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