The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, June 19, 2012.
By United Press International

Montana man, 112, downplays oldest title

GREAT FALLS, Mont., July 20 (UPI) -- Walter Breuning of Great Falls, Mont., says being 112 years old and the world's oldest known man is truly not a big deal to him.

WWI veteran becomes world's oldest man

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) -- A British veteran of World War I is the world's oldest man at the age of 113 after the death of the past record holder in Japan, Guinness World Records says.

Royal Navy throws party for olest vet

LONDON, June 6 (UPI) -- Henry Allingham, Britain's oldest man -- and its oldest veteran -- was honored Saturday by the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force with a 113th birthday party.

Man, 112, rejoins Boy Scouts after century

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Henry Allingham of East Sussex County in England is the oldest Boy Scout alive at 112 years of age after rejoining the scouts after 100 years, members say.

Last British WW1 vets mark Armistice

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The last three survivors of the millions of Britons who fought in World War I marked the 90th anniversary of the Armistice Tuesday in London.

112-year-old becomes Europe's oldest man

LONDON, June 7 (UPI) -- Englishman Henry Allingham has become the oldest man throughout Europe after celebrating his 112th birthday, relatives say.

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British, German WW 1 soldiers embrace

DORTMUND, Germany, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Britain's and Germany's oldest living veterans of World War I with ages totaling 219 years have reconciled with a hug, 90 years after fighting one another.

British honor armistice with silence

LONDON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Millions of people across Britain marked Armistice Day with a two-minute moment of silence Friday to remember all who died in war.

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In a concession to Britain's oldest World War I veteran, the country's Remembrance Day parade in London was led by a car for the first time.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

First World War

Henry William Allingham (6 June 1896 – 18 July 2009) was a British supercentenarian, First World War veteran and, for one month, the verified oldest living man in the world. He is also the second oldest military veteran ever and at the time of his death, he was the 14th verified oldest man of all time.

Allingham was the oldest ever surviving member of any of the British Armed Forces and the oldest surviving veteran of the First World War. He was the last survivor of the Battle of Jutland, the last surviving member of the Royal Naval Air Service (RNAS) and the last surviving founding member of the Royal Air Force (RAF). In 2001 he became the face of the First World War veterans' association and made frequent public appearances to ensure that awareness of the sacrifices of the First World War was not lost to modern generations. He received many honours and awards for his First World War service and his longevity.

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