The last surviving veteran of the First World War has died aged 110, two weeks away from her 111th birthday.

Florence Green passed away on Saturday at the Briar House Care Home in King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

Mrs Green was 17 when she joined the war effort, and was working as a waitress at an RAF air base in Norfolk when the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918. She enlisted with the Women’s Royal Air Force (WRAF), which trained women to work as mechanics, drivers and in other jobs to free men for frontline duty. She went on to work as a steward in the officers’ mess, first at the Narborough airfield and then at RAF Marham in Norfolk.

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