Sunday, 19th July 2009
The death of WWI Henry Allingham at the age of 113 is the true end of an era, says UKIP Leader Nigel Farage.
Officially the world's oldest man at the time of his death, Henry was a veteran of the Battle of Jutland and the last of the founders of the RAF,
"Henry was a truly wonderful character," Mr Farage said.
"With his passing we really have come to the end of an era. Through my abiding interest in military history, I had the good fortune to meet him on a number of occasions and was always struck by his vitality and sense of humour.
"My thoughts go now to all his family."
Henry jokingly put his longevity down to "cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women".