A 85 YEAR old Glan Conwy man wants to formally establish his identity.

Vernon Parry has never had his birth certificate and Somerset House was unable to find it for him.

Although he has no birth certificate, he still received call up papers for him to join the RAF for his National Service in 1951.

Mr Parry said: “I know who I am and where I came from, but I’d really like to formally establish my identity.

“I’ve lived all my life in Glan Conwy, was born there on December 13, 1933, I believe, and went to school there, I remember that clearly.

“At my age it doesn’t make much difference, but even so I’d like to formally know my identity. I want to get it sorted out once and for all.

“If I was not registered how was it I was called up to go into the RAF? I served for two years as an armaments assistant.

“I approached Somerset House in 1998, where the records for birth are stored, in 1998 and they searched for me, in fact they searched from 1931 to 1935, two years either side of my birthday, but they were unable to find my birth certificate. But they did give me a letter which allowed me to get a passport.

“I also have an NHS medical card, but that gives my date of birth as December 12 1933, a day earlier than what I believe my birthday to be.

“I’ve also asked the Registry Office in Llandudno, but they were unable to help with my search.

“It is all a great mystery, I don’t know where else I can go to find my birth certificate.”

Mr Parry married in 1958, and still has his marriage certificate. His wife Margaret died 10 years ago. They had one son and two daughters.

He worked as a railway porter, a lorry driver, a petrol tanker driver for Esso Petroleum and a car salesman in Colwyn Bay.