Naturally, he was asked about the ‘secret’ of his longevity. What a pointless and inane thing to ask. The only accurate answer to that question is, ‘good luck’ (or bad luck, depending on your point of view, ha ha). If I met a 113 year old World War I vet, I would have a million questions for him, and not one of them would concern his diet and exercise. Despite that, Mr. Allingham gave the best answer to that question I’ve yet heard: “cigarettes, whisky, and wild, wild women.”
A true hero. RIP.