Great War vet is now world's oldest man

GREAT War veteran Henry Allingham became the world's oldest man today following the death of the previous holder of the title in Japan, Guinness World Records said.

GREAT War veteran Henry Allingham became the world's oldest man today following the death of the previous holder of the title in Japan, Guinness World Records said.

Mr Allingham is one of only two surviving First World War veterans in the UK and the last surviving founder member of the RAF.

He celebrated his 113th birthday on June 6.

Tomoji Tanabe, the world's previous oldest man, died in his sleep at his home in southern Japan earlier today at the age of 113.


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