108-year-old woman emerges as Britain's oldest first World War veteran

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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....

Before the discovery of Mrs Green's service history, it was believed that British-born Gladys Powers, who died in Canada in 2008, was the last female veteran.

Harry Patch, from Somerset, was previously the last surviving World War one veteran and died in 2009 aged 111.

The penultimate survivor was Henry Allingham, who also died last year aged 113, and famously survived the Battle of Jutland.

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