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LONDON — Florence Green, the world's last known veteran of World War I, has died at the age of 110, the care home where she lived said Tuesday.
Briar House Care Home in King's Lynn, England, said Green died Saturday, two weeks before her 111th birthday.
Born Florence Beatrice Patterson in London on Feb. 19, 1901, she joined the Women's Royal Air Force in September 1918 at the age of 17.
She went to work as a waitress in the officers' mess at RAF Marham in eastern England, and was serving there when the war ended in November 1918.
Green remembered her wartime service with affection.

"I met dozens of pilots and would go on dates," she said in an interview in 2008. "I had the opportunity to go up in one of the planes but I was scared of flying. I would work every hour God sent. But I had dozens of friends on the base and we had a great deal of fun in our spare time. In many ways, I had the time of my life."

She was officially recognized as a veteran when a researcher found her service record in the National Archives.
The RAF marked her 110th birthday in February 2011 with a cake.
Asked what it was like to be 110, Green said "It's not much different to being 109."
The war's last known combatant, Royal Navy veteran Claude Choules, died in Australia in May.
After his death, Green became the war's last known surviving service member from the war, according to the Order of the First World War, a U.S.-based group that tracks veterans.
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looked pretty spry for 111

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Re: Last Known WWI Veteran Dies At 110

She had a good innings

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I think people tend to forget that our women folk kept the war effort going in numerous ways not leastly by making munitions etc of which we would have been buggered without, God speed hope there is a God little lady, *Doffs cap.

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Re: Last Known WWI Veteran Dies At 110

Requiem in pace, amica me, et gratias.

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looked pretty spry for 111
No kidding Damn, she aged well

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Asked what it was like to be 110, Green said "It's not much different to being 109."

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another time of history is all but gone. as a young historian this is the just the first group to go, and to know i will live to see the ww2 group all go before im old just kills me on the inside.

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