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!