• Author:Ben Jones
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Henry Allingham

The loss of Henry Allingham offers us an opportunity not only to remember his extraordinary life and contribution to our country, but that of his amazing generation of servicemen and women who served us so magnificently. There is one comment which he made on a visit to the Somme in 2006 which sums up their attitude. He was asked how he wanted to be remembered; “I don’t” he said, “I want to be forgotten. Remember the others.”