View Full Version : Happy Birthday Henry Allingham, last survivor of the Battle of Jutland - 111yrs old

06-06-2007, 03:30 PM
I have a soft spot for old Henry. He lives local to me, and it's fair to say he's seen a lot, more so than perhaps any of us ever will.

Today is his 111th Birthday. Interviews on TV show him as still lucid, still able to hold a conversation. Imagine what he's been through. Served in two World Wars, seen 20 Prime Ministers come and go. He was 40 years old by the time the Beatles became famous. The technological advances he has seen makes the mind boggle.

I saw a 4 jet flypast in his honour today. He credits his longevity to "Cigarettes, whisky and wild, wild women " and a good sense of humour"

Here's his Wiki (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Allingham)

06-06-2007, 05:08 PM
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06-06-2007, 05:16 PM
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06-06-2007, 06:36 PM
Hurra for people like him!

06-06-2007, 08:00 PM
Most of the world war soldiers & survivors are passing on. Their stories, should be what's heard in schools & at home.
And so happy birthday Henry http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

06-06-2007, 09:11 PM
When you get your own Wiki thats famous!
Happy Birthday! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/partyhat.gif

06-06-2007, 11:26 PM
The man is a monolith. Three cheers! Hip hip!

06-07-2007, 04:55 AM

06-07-2007, 12:14 PM
111! Wow! Raise a glass to the man. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

06-07-2007, 02:24 PM
What a good man he is http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/clap.gif

Happy Birthday Henry!

06-07-2007, 03:17 PM
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06-08-2007, 11:18 AM
One of the other 2 surviving WW1 Veterans Harry Patch, the last surviving british soldier to fight in the trenches is having a book about his life written by Richard Van Emden released on 2/7/7.

I have a lot of respect for these old soldiers, especially the few surviving WW1 veterans.

I am happy to hear that Henry Allingham is still lucid and willing to talk to younger generations about his experiences.