108-Year-Old Woman Emerges As Britain’s Oldest First World War Veteran

Posted by admin on Jan 21, 2010

Florence Green served with the Women’s RAF (WRAF) in 1918 and although she did not see front-line action, the charity Veteran’s Aid said she qualifies as a veteran of the war.

Mrs Green, who turns 109 next month and is a great-grandmother-of-seven, worked as a waitress in the officers’ mess during the war at RAF Marham and Narborough Airfield, both in Norfolk.

Her story came to light after Andrew Holmes, a British correspondent for the United States-based Gerontology Research Group, traced her name using the National Archive.

He was amazed to locate a service record on the National Archive for Florence Beatrice Patterson, Mrs Green’s maiden name.

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