Yesterday on the 3rd January 2013 at 2 AM Alfie Fripp sadly passed away.
Alfie aged 98 was believed to be the oldest and longest serving British prisoner of war, being shot down by the Germans in 1939. He was held in a total of 12 PoW camps.
Alfie was the last of the '39ers, prisoners captured in the first year of the war. He spent part of his incarceration in the infamous Stalag Luft III site of the 'Great Escape' he also took part in the 'Long March' in 1945 when PoW were forced to march from their camps in Poland westwards as the Nazi held territories fell to the Russians
Alfie was the last veteran I photographed for the 'They That Are Left' project and it was an utter privilege to meet him.