Saturday, June 07, 2008

BRITAIN'S OLDEST MAN CELEBRATES 112TH BIRTHDAY


Britain’s oldest man Henry Allingham celebrated his 112th birthday this week. One of only three U.K. survivors from the 1st World War, Mr Allingham has been awarded several military honours including the British War Medal and France’s highest military honour, the Legion d'honneur. He is also one of the founding members of the RAF and celebrated his birthday by watching a specially organised fly-past of vintage aircraft including a Spitfire and a Hurricane. A VIP lunch was also organised in his honour by the RAF. Mr Allingham remains in good health and lives in a home for blind veterans in Brighton. He puts the secret of his longevity down to cigarettes, whisky and wild women! Good luck to him!

Photo:- Courtesy of Yahoo News

2 comments:

Kyle & Svet Keeton said...

Hi, Naomi!

That is one of my most favorite articles! I so love to read when people live long live!

And we in Moscow just had a birthday of 100 years old ballerina! Looks like she still taught ballet 5 years ago...
I published a video about the birthday here: http://video.kylekeeton.com/2008/06/bolshoi-pays-tribute-to-100-year-old.html

Thank you for the post,
Svet and Kyle

Naomi said...

Glad you enjoyed the post Svet and Kyle. I too love to read stories like this. It seems people are living much longer and healthier lives nowadays. It's wonderful to see!