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Kemptown MP calls for World War One hero to be honoured

Sarah Green July 28, 2014

Simon Kirby, MP for Brighton Kemptown & Peacehaven is calling for a Henry Allingham Statue to be installed in Whitehall to commemorate World War One Veterans.

The late Henry Allingham
The late Henry Allingham

Mr Kirby has written to Defence Secretary, Michael Fallon MP, asking the Secretary of State to consider publicly funding a statue for the late World War One veteran and Ovingdean resident, Henry Allingham. Mr Kirby’s call comes as the anniversary of the start of World War One approaches.

Simon Kirby MP
Simon Kirby MP

Simon said:¬†“It has been put to me that given the late Henry Allingham‚Äôs important status as the person who lived longest after World War One and who fought in it, it would be a suitable tribute to him and all those who were in the War to have a statue in Whitehall dedicated to Mr Allingham.”

He added:¬†“This initiative comes at a time when so many will be remembered for their service at the time of the 1914-18 War and the many who did not return home after the conflict had ended. Henry Allingham represents so much that is good about Britain, he was a Brighton resident and his life deserves to be marked in this way.”

 

 

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