Florence Green, the last veteran of The Great War dies at 110 - VeggieBoards
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#1 Old 02-08-2012, 12:00 AM
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only the dead have seen the end of war.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/08/wo...es-at-110.html
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In September 1918, two months before the war ended, Florence, then 17, joined the Women’s Royal Air Force. An auxiliary branch of the R.A.F., it had been created not long before to help free men for combat duty by recruiting women to work as mechanics and drivers and in other noncombat jobs.

Made a steward in the officers’ mess, she was assigned first to the Narborough Aerodrome and later to the R.A.F. base at Marham, both in England’s Norfolk region.

She served the officers meals and tea, and in free moments she would roam the base, admiring the men. “I met dozens of pilots and would go on dates,” Mrs. Green told The Daily Mail in 2010.

But when they offered to take her aloft in their craft — Sopwith Camels and other biplanes — she demurred. She was afraid to fly.



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-birthday.html

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