Last updated: 30 july, 2009 - 17:44 GMT

Britain says goodbye to WWI veteran

Three replica World War I SE5A fighter aircraft fly in formation over the sea off Brighton, England, Thursday July 30, 2009, after the funeral of World War I veteran Henry Allingham

Hundreds of people have lined the streets to watch the funeral of one of Britain's last World War I veterans.

Photo dated 06/06/07 of First World War veteran Henry Allingham, 113, whose funeral has taken place

Mr Allingham was born on 6 June 1896

Henry Allingham, who was in the Royal Naval Air Service during the war and later a founding member of the Royal Air Force, was the world's oldest man when he died on 18 July, aged 113.

Since his death, the last World War I veteran in Britain, Harry Patch, has also died.

Mr Allingham was buried with full military honours.

His funeral was followed by a fly-past of five replica WWI aircraft.

Europe Today's Paul Henley was joined by the BBC's Rob Broomby in Brighton, where the funeral took place.

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First broadcast 30 July 2009

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