The country's oldest surviving Air Cadet gave a talk on wartime navigation to one of the nation's oldest cadet squadrons on Monday (February 3). The Bridgwater-based 65 Squadron was one of the original groups formed in 1941 having formed within Dr Morgan's Grammar School for boys when Air Cadets was first inaugurated after the Battle of Britain.

The cadets were enthralled to hear the stories on 94-year-old Peter Morris of Cullompton, who had lived through The Blitz, and became a Lancaster Navigator.

Recently an RAF News article ran a story which announced another veteran was the oldest, but Peter was quick in announcing his seniority.

The newspaper promptly printed Peter's legitimate claim and gifted him a bottle of Spitfire Heritage gin, but as he doesn't drink he passed it on to the Westonzoyland Aviation Museum to raffle in aid of funds.