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'It was a privilege to look after him'

Henry Allingham, the world's oldest man and one of the last surviving World War I servicemen, has died at the age of 113, his care home has said.

Patrick McBride, a senior nurse at St Dunstan's said Mr Allingham was "outward looking" and enjoyed going out and visiting school groups.

Mr Allingham served with the Royal Naval Air Service in WWI, later transferring to the Royal Air Force at the time of its creation.

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