Britain's oldest WWI veteran 'stable' in hospital (he's 109)





Britain's oldest World War I veteran Henry Allingham is "stable and doing fine" after being admitted to hospital with a chest infection.
Mr Allingham, who is 109, was admitted to Eastbourne District General in East Sussex on Sunday but is expected to be discharged within the next four days.

He had to pull out of a ceremony on Tuesday night when he was to have been given the freedom of his home town.

Eastbourne Borough Council said the event would be rearranged.

Mr Allingham, the last surviving founder member of the RAF, turns 110 on 6 June.



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