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In pictures: Britain's oldest man

Henry Allingham

Henry Allingham, who turned 111 on 6 June, is Britain's oldest man and the sole survivor of the Battle of Jutland in 1916

Henry Allingham

Schoolchildren met Mr Allingham before he boarded HMS Victory at Portsmouth for his birthday celebrations

Henry Allingham

Relatives including grandchildren and great-grandchildren had flown to the UK from the United States

Henry Allingham

Mr Allingham grew up in Clapton, east London, but moved to Eastbourne, East Sussex, in the 1960s

Henry Allingham

He joined the Royal Naval Air Service in September 1915 before transferring to the RAF in April 1918

Henry Allingham

A military flypast had been organised to pay tribute to the last surviving founding member of the RAF

Henry Allingham

His wife Dorothy (centre) died 37 years ago and he has also outlived his two daughters

Henry Allingham

"Hear all, see all and say nowt," was what Mr Allingham said WWI taught him



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