Ziloni arrived to Israel from Poland at age five and served as an engineer in the Royal Air Force during WWII

Alex Ziloni, one of the founding members of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), was promoted on Friday to the rank of colonel in honor of his "many decades of dedication to the State of Israel," the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said in a statement.

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Ziloni, 105, was promoted by IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi and IAF Commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin. Read more at i24