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2009/07/18 12:43:24 (permalink)

RIP Henry Allingham

The last world war 1 veteran Henry Allingham has passed away at an incredible age od 113yrs and 13days. Lets pay our respects to him and all the other soilders who have died to make our lives a better place.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Allingham
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    Omario
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 12:49:39 (permalink)
    RIP
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 13:08:16 (permalink)
    RIP to a man who helped to ensure the western world can enjoy its freedom as we know it today.

    Certainly makes you think about what might have happened if people like Henry hadn't existed to fight for us.

    RIP.


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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 13:11:51 (permalink)
    RIP Legend

    Fair old innings that

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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 14:12:28 (permalink)
    Very saddened to hear this news.
    RIP - the world's a lesser place without him.

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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 15:11:46 (permalink)
    RIP.

    It said on the news he attributed his long life to cigarettes, whisky and fast women!   Sounds like he had a great life
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 15:12:48 (permalink)
    RedHotF

    RIP.

    It said on the news he attributed his long life to cigarettes, whisky and fast women!   Sounds like he had a great life


    x2.

    Sounds like a great old boy!


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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 16:28:17 (permalink)
    RIP.

    These old WW1 veterans are something else.I have read quite a few books about WW1 and the horrors they experienced.Really brings home how much courage they had.

    Especially when they were led my a madman who would think nothing of losses of many thousands of lives.
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 16:31:30 (permalink)
    I agree galenkia.
    Most people p1ss their pants at the thought of getting a slap these days.
    Imagine what it took to climb from a trench and run at the enemy. Defies comprehension.
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 16:42:45 (permalink)
    rightyho

    I agree galenkia.
    Most people p1ss their pants at the thought of getting a slap these days.
    Imagine what it took to climb from a trench and run at the enemy. Defies comprehension.


    Yes mate.I read one account of a young soldier of about 20.He had been shot in the face.The bullet hit him in the side of the face at eye level,taking out both eyes and the top of his nose.He was being comforted by another injured soldier.The officer came over to ask him how he was.The soldier replied 'I am okay sir,there are others who need help before me sir'.

    Incredible.
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 16:48:54 (permalink)
    It is just incredible.
    In Russia, vets get free flights, trains, buses etc and are very well respected among the younger generations.
    Would be nice for that to happen in the UK one day, too.
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 16:52:48 (permalink)
    rightyho

    I agree galenkia.
    Most people p1ss their pants at the thought of getting a slap these days.
    Imagine what it took to climb from a trench and run at the enemy. Defies comprehension.


    Run? very often they were advancing through deep mud carrying 80lb packs...   we're talking about lines of men walking/stumbling VERY slowly towards machine gun emplacements....   incredible...




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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 16:53:33 (permalink)
    rightyho

    It is just incredible.
    In Russia, vets get free flights, trains, buses etc and are very well respected among the younger generations.
    Would be nice for that to happen in the UK one day, too.


    Absolutely agree. Dont know why we dont.


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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 16:55:38 (permalink)
    Agree Righty.I think the problem here is we are lacking in respect for others for that to happen.Can't really see the younger population in general looking up the vets.Personally i have the utmost respect for our armed forces.Takes some doing to be willing to risk your life for your country when you consider the financial rewards.
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 16:56:26 (permalink)
    Double post


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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 17:14:28 (permalink)
    tac

    rightyho

    It is just incredible.
    In Russia, vets get free flights, trains, buses etc and are very well respected among the younger generations.
    Would be nice for that to happen in the UK one day, too.


    Absolutely agree. Dont know why we dont.

    Because nobody respects anybody anymore.
     
    I'll finish my rant before I start lol.
     
    Cant imagine the horror he must have lived through and been lucky enough to come out the other side.
     
    RIP
     
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 17:53:19 (permalink)
    Fabulous age. Much respect to him and his fellow vets. RIP.
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 17:55:04 (permalink)
    RIP
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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 19:59:52 (permalink)
    Hope I live to that age.  Must have been strong minded seen what he had seen and to have still lived a long life


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    Re:RIP Henry Allingham 2009/07/18 20:01:59 (permalink)
    R.I.P.

    Some life he lived, saw some unbelievable things I'm sure.

    Got a body like I feed it CREATINE.
    My birth stones are DIAMOND.
    My favourite colour's GREEN.
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