A Second World War spitfire aircraft has been found on the South Downs near the English Channel. The pilot (Fred Adder) was in a very shaky state but was able to say he had crash landed during the last weeks of the war.
Now in his 112th year, he was looking forward to meeting up with his old mates for a beer in the local pub. He said he was surprised it had taken so long for his rescuers to arrive but had managed to survive eating seagulls, rabbits, sheep and drinking rain water.
Much calibration was witnessed as he was driven along the sea front at Eastbourne on his way for a quick medical check up. He later told an RAF big wig that he was aiming for Lydd airport but his gyroscope had taken a Nazi bullet which put him off track.
When asked what he had missed the most while waiting to be rescued he laughed and said: "A good cup of English tea"