30 March 2009

Henry Allingham becomes oldest ever British man


According to the BBC , Henry Allingham, one of the last seven known surviving WWI veterans, has become the oldest ever British man. At 112 years and 296 days (and counting) he has lived longer than Welshman John Evans, who died in 1990 aged 112 years and 295 days.

Mr Allingham spent the day quietly at St Dunstan's care home for blind ex-service personnel near Brighton. Dennis Goodwin, his close friend and founder of the First World War Veterans' Association, said: "He has achieved another milestone in his long life and is raising the bar of longevity. "To be honest the last two years have been littered with milestones but this one is nice for him.

Mr Allingham, is the last founder member of the RAF and the sole survivor of the Battle of Jutland. He is the second oldest living man in the world, and the 15th oldest ever,

14 comments:

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I bet there's Henry Allingham posters hanging up on the walls of every single gal at the Senior's Care Facility!

He's the oldest British man and world's oldest pin-up boy!

jams o donnell said...

Haha EWBL.. Henry the Hottie eh?

sally in norfolk said...

Not sure i would want to live to such an old age... but it is amazing :-)

jams o donnell said...

Not sure I would either Sally but it is amazing

beakerkin said...

At least this is a bit of good news.

It certainly beats the economic nadir we read daily.

jams o donnell said...

Agreed, It is good news Beakerkin

James Higham said...

Go for it, Henry!

jams o donnell said...

He's got three years to become the oldest ever military veteran. Here's hoping he makes it

Furtheron said...

So I've 66 to go then...! Good grief!

jams o donnell said...

Me too!

Vita Stunder said...

Hope Henry will make it! He seems like a strong one.
Nice to read something GOOD in the news!

And Jams..
I think you will look hot in polka dottie sunglasses ;)
Will you try them?
You might actually like them! :D

Anna

jams o donnell said...

It is good news Anna

As for the glasses,I'm more of a black and dark colour person myself.. except work ties!

CherryPie said...

What an amazing age :-)

jams o donnell said...

It is, isn't it Cherie?