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HENRY ALLINGHAM_World's Oldest Man Dies Aged 113.Henry Allingham, the oldest surviving serviceman from the First World War, has died at the age of 113 at the care home..Mr Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service during the Great War, later transferring to the Royal Air Force and serving at Ypres..Less than a month ago, Mr Allingham was declared the world's oldest man by Guinness World Records..Tomoji Tanabe, the previous world's oldest man, died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan earlier. He was also 113 years old..Mr Allingham celebrated his 113th birthday on June 6..In March, he received an upgraded Legion d'Honneur from the French ambassador in London and was made the first honorary lifetime member of the Royal Naval Association...He was a first world war veteran and the last surviving founding member of the Royal Air Force..Henry Allingham, who was born in Clapham in 1896, received a birthday card from the RAF parachute display team, who flew in by Chinook helicopter, watched a aerobatic display and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and was given a recital of Happy Birthday by children from Cranwell Primary School..He was joined in the celebrations by members of his family who now live in America and was proud to meet 4 month old Great Great Granddaughter, Lilah Gray, for the first time..Surrounded by family, friends, serving RAF and Navy personnel, as well a strong contingent of media Henry laughed, joked and even sang a few songs for the enthralled crowd..Plans are already underway for Henry's 113 birthday when the Royal Navy are planning to push the boat out in style..Photo Credit: Bingham/Newspix International..**ALL FEES PAYABLE TO: "NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL"**..PHOTO CREDIT MANDATORY!!: NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL(Failure to credit will incur a surcharge of 100% of reproduction fees)..IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION OF USAGE REQUIRED:.Newspix International, 31 Chinnery Hill, Bishop's Stortford, ENGLAND CM23 3PS.Tel:+441279 324672 ; Fax:
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HENRY ALLINGHAM_World's Oldest Man Dies Aged 113.Henry Allingham, the oldest surviving serviceman from the First World War, has died at the age of 113 at the care home..Mr Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service during the Great War, later transferring to the Royal Air Force and serving at Ypres..Less than a month ago, Mr Allingham was declared the world's oldest man by Guinness World Records..Tomoji Tanabe, the previous world's oldest man, died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan earlier. He was also 113 years old..Mr Allingham celebrated his 113th birthday on June 6..In March, he received an upgraded Legion d'Honneur from the French ambassador in London and was made the first honorary lifetime member of the Royal Naval Association...He was a first world war veteran and the last surviving founding member of the Royal Air Force..Henry Allingham, who was born in Clapham in 1896, received a birthday card from the RAF parachute display team, who flew in by Chinook helicopter, watched a aerobatic display and a flypast from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and was given a recital of Happy Birthday by children from Cranwell Primary School..He was joined in the celebrations by members of his family who now live in America and was proud to meet 4 month old Great Great Granddaughter, Lilah Gray, for the first time..Surrounded by family, friends, serving RAF and Navy personnel, as well a strong contingent of media Henry laughed, joked and even sang a few songs for the enthralled crowd..Plans are already underway for Henry's 113 birthday when the Royal Navy are planning to push the boat out in style..Photo Credit: Bingham/Newspix International..**ALL FEES PAYABLE TO: "NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL"**..PHOTO CREDIT MANDATORY!!: NEWSPIX INTERNATIONAL(Failure to credit will incur a surcharge of 100% of reproduction fees)..IMMEDIATE CONFIRMATION OF USAGE REQUIRED:.Newspix International, 31 Chinnery Hill, Bishop's Stortford, ENGLAND CM23 3PS.Tel:+441279 324672  ; Fax: