BBC: "Henry Allingham Sculpture Installed At Fleet Air Arm Museum"

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I agree with Finknottle. I also recall that on his 111th birthday, in the arena alongside HMS Victory, Henry watched from his wheelchair as the Royal Marines Band played "Happy Birthday". As they completed their performance, they marched off to "A Life on the Ocean Wave". Henry struggled unaided to his feet, stood to attention and saluted - RN fashion, and not RAF, I noted. I'm not ashamed to say that there were tears in my eyes.
 
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