Florence Green during an interview with the BBC.
Florence Green during an interview with the BBC.

Florence Green, the world's last surviving First World War veteran, has died aged 110, the care home where she lived has confirmed.

Briar House Care Home in King's Lynn, Norfolk said that the great-grandmother Green died on Saturday just two weeks before her 111th birthday on 19 February.

Green, from King's Lynn, Norfolk, served as a mess steward at RAF bases in Marham and Narborough. She was 17 when she joined Women's Royal Air Force (WRAF) on 13 September 1918 - two months before the Armistice.

Her death has been marked as the end of a significant chapter in British history, following the death of the First World War's last known combatant, Royal Navy veteran Claude Choues, who died in Australia in May.

Before her death she said in an interview with the BBC: ''I enjoyed my time in the WRAF. There were plenty of people at the airfields where I worked and they were all very good company.

''I would work every hour God sent but I had dozens of friends on the base and we had a great deal of fun in our spare time. In many ways I had the time of my life.

''I met dozens of pilots and would go on dates. I had the opportunity to go up in one of the planes but I was scared of flying.

''It was a lovely experience and I'm very proud.''

She was officially recognized as a veteran when a researcher found her service record in the National Archives.

The RAF marked her 110th birthday in February 2011 with a cake. Asked what it was like to be 110, Green said "It's not much different to being 109," according to AP.

She was married to husband Walter, a railway porter in 1920, for 50 years until his death in 1970.

She is survived by her son Bob, 86, who lives in Edinburgh, and four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.