Friday, June 6, 2008

Britain: Fly-By To Help Celebrate World War I Veteran's Birthday

Was that a typo, the "World War I veteran" bit? Not at all: Henry Allingham 's 112th birthday celebreation will include a Royal Air Force (RAF) fly-by and parachute jump.

Britain's oldest man, thought to be one of three surviving UK World War I veterans, is celebrating reaching his 112th birthday.

Henry Allingham, who was born in London on 6 June 1896, is also the last surviving original member of the Royal Air Force - formed 90 years ago.

Mr Allingham, from Ovingdean, near Brighton, will celebrate at Royal Air Force College Cranwell, Lincolnshire.

The event will include a fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

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