Last, First World War Veteran Celebrates 110th Birthday

Florence Green, the world's last surviving female veteran of World War I, and one of only three people still living from that war, celebrated her 110th birthday, the Independent reports.

Hailing from King's Lynn, Norfolk, Green joined the Women's Royal Air Force to fight in the world conflict when she was 17 years old in the summer of 1918. At 110, Green will now follow that honor by joining a extremely exclusive club of "supercentenarians."

Mrs Green (circled) in 1919 with the rest of her WRAF Narborough team

"It's not much different to being 109," said Green, who was only recognized as a surviving veteran in 2008 when a researcher found her service record listed under her maiden name, Patterson.

While Green never saw action on the front line, her service in the Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) qualifies her for veteran position. Green is also only one of two Britons still living from the war. The other, Claude Stanley Choules, a Royal Navy veteran, now lives in Australia and will be 110 in March, according to The Independent.

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