Somewhere in France

Somewhere in France

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Female WWI Veteran Celebrates Her 109th Birthday

Some international news about surviving veterans of WWI. Florence Green of King's Lyn, Norfolk, England, recently celebrated her 109th birthday. She joined the Women's RAF (WRAF) two months before the end of the Great War and served as a mess steward at Norfolk RAF bases. It had been thought that Harry Patch and Henry Allingham, both of whom died in 2009, had been the last surviving veterans of WWI. Then Mrs. Green's story came to light. She was honoured with a card from Air Chief Marshall Sir Stephen Dalton, delivered by Wing Commander Adrian Burns and mess steward Hannah Shaw (Shaw does the same job that Mrs. Green did during the war.)

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