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100 today

January 17, 2014

I don’t usually post personal things on this maths blog, but today I’ll make an exception.

My father was born in Perth on 17 January 1914, which makes him 100 years old today (and still going strong). He’s had a pretty full life, and is mildly famous for his participation in The Great Escape, of which there are now only two survivors (the other being a sprightly 92-year old from Devon, UK).

Happy Birthday Dad!

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Ferdinand Ihringer permalink
    January 20, 2014 8:21 pm

    Another World War II story I did not know about. Interesting.

    Happy Birthday! And many thanks for his service.

    PS: According to the following article, the other survivor is at least 93 years old.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2308039/Survivor-Great-Escape-spared-firing-squad-Hitler-dies-aged-92.html

  2. Dillon Mayhew permalink
    January 23, 2014 10:19 am

    That’s amazing! Best wishes to him.

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