‘Cheeky’ couple celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary with Wollongong skydive

‘Cheeky’ couple celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary with skydive at Wollongong


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The couple, aged 96 and 91 respectively, loved the experience so much that they plan to do it all again.

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“Cheeky couple” Cecil and Stella Reinfield took to the skies over Wollongong to celebrate their 73rd wedding anniversary.

And the couple, aged 96 and 91 respectively, loved their first ever skydiving experience so much that they plan to do it all again next year.

Cecil and Stella were inspired to take the plunge after hearing a 98-year-old went skydiving.

But their family weren’t on board with their plans so the couple from Tullimbar took it on themselves to go skydiving on January 18 without them knowing.

The couple were all smiles and giggles after landing back in Stuart Park, ready to go again.

A laughing Cecil said afterwards: “She’s got to do the ironing and I’ll have to water the pots! No, we have to go put this (their skydive videos) on the net.”

Cecil even joked about how to beat this wedding anniversary, saying “next time I’m going solo”.

Stella on the other hand wants to learn how to fly a plane.

We'll just glide, starry-eyed: Stella Renfield of Tullimbah was delighted to receive a hang gliding trip at Stanwell Top for her 90th birthday. Picture: supplied

We'll just glide, starry-eyed: Stella Renfield of Tullimbah was delighted to receive a hang gliding trip at Stanwell Top for her 90th birthday. Picture: supplied

Last year, the adventure-seekers went hand-gliding at Stanwell Park for Stella’s 90th birthday.

While their cheeky humor shone through, the strong love and bond between Cecil and Stella was also clear to see.

It was love at first sight for the couple who met in their Navy days during World War II, just six days before D-Day.

Cecil and Stella have been together ever since.

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The story ‘Cheeky’ couple celebrate 73rd wedding anniversary with Wollongong skydive first appeared on The Advertiser Lake Times.

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