The Provost presented the former World War Two airman from Cambusbarron with a bottle of malt whisky from the Deanston Distillery as he joined family at a birthday tea to celebrate Mr Berrie’s special day.
Mr Berrie was a flight sergeant in a distinguished career with the RAF. During World War Two, he was a Lancaster Bomber wireless operator and rear gunner and was also a POW in Germany before being liberated by the Russians.
A remarkable man
The Provost said: “David is a remarkable man who has lived a rich and fulfilling life. The love and affection in which he is held by his family and friends was reflected in the turnout at his birthday celebrations. It was a lovely afternoon of warmth and reminiscence.
“It was an honour to salute his service and mark such a special occasion with a presentation on behalf of the people of Stirling.”
Mr Berrie, a father of three, has nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
His daughter, Elizabeth O’Rourke, said: “We were joined by 30 family members and friends at the Bellfield Centre and we’d like to thank staff and everyone who attended, including the Provost.
“Dad also received a card from King Charles and the Queen Consort and the only sadness was that our mum, Margaret, passed away in September – they had been married for 78 years.
“The secret of a long life? Dad has never smoked, even as a POW, and he and mum still enjoyed taking walks into their nineties. He has always been slim and blessed with good genes.”