Only a handful of
WWI veterans remain alive.
Henry Allingham (born June
6, 1896) is not only the oldest
surviving founding member of the
RAF and the oldest surviving
British veteran overall, he is
also believed to be the oldest
man in Europe*. He's still active
- just last month, at the age of
111, he took part in the
RAF' 90th year celebration.
He credits his longevity to
"cigarettes, whisky and wild,
wild women and a good sense of humour".
Frank Woodruff Buckles (born
February 1, 1901) is one of the
last surviving USA veterans of
the First World War and the only
one still alive to have seen