When I was with 14 Int in Northern Ireland back in the day (re First Into Action) I was flying over a lake in a small helicopter coming back from a task when I saw what appeared to be an aircraft in the lake. I asked the pilot to take a closer look and indeed it was and it looked very old.
So along with a few mates from the Det we got a rubber dingy and paddled out to the aircraft to discover it was a fighter from World War 2 that had crashed. Fast-forward to Christmas Eve 2019 – a news report on that aircraft.
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I was completely ignorant of the significance when I saw the fighter rotting in Portmore Lough back in the day.