Oldest of Britain’s Three Surviving World War I Vets Honored by France

France presented Henry Allingham, 112, the Legion d’Honneur medal at the French diplomat’s residence in London. Allingham saw action in World War I in the Battle of Jutland and is one of the founding members of the Royal Air Force. According to Allingham’s grandson, Allingham is as sharp as ever and enjoys a good joke. He is dedicated to ensuring that today’s generation does not forget the sacrifices made by those who in the World War’s.

Britain has two other surviving World War I vets – Harry Patch, 110, who was honored by the French last week, and Claude Choules, who resides in Australia. Read more.

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