Picture editor snaps up a milestone

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A picture editor who worked 50 years for the Daily Mirror turned 100 yesterday. His former paper reports that Bernard Coster celebrated with a party and a card from the Queen.

Mr Coster joined the Mirror staff in 1924 and covered Charles Lindburgh’s historic transatlantic flight in 1927. During the Blitz he passed pictures of suspected German boats to the MoD.

He retired reluctantly in 1974 and tells the Mirror: “I really didn’t want to give up work, but I’d reached 65.”

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