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WWI vet marks 112th year

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Henry Allingham, Europe's oldest man, WW1 veteran and the only surviving founder member of the RAF, will celebrate his 112th birthday on Friday.

He will spend the day with some of his grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

He spoke to the BBC, along with members of his extended family, about reaching such an age.

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