Good morning all, A 91-year-old former RAF pilot who flew Spitfires in the Second World War was told he could not sit in one of the fighters at a museum because it was too dangerous. Eric Carter is the last surviving member of Force Benedict, a secret mission to protect Murmansk, the port in northern Russia that was a crucial lifeline to the Soviets, but he was shot down at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery near Stoke-on-Trent. He was delighted to get the chance to inspect a Spitfire and then amused that he could not get in it. I had to laugh to think that I couldnt sit in a stationary Spitfire in case I got hurt, said Mr Carter, from Worcestershire. I used to fly those things every day fighting the Germans and... RAF veteran who flew secret mission told it As someone just said to me: 'Health and safety my ass.........those heroes were strapped behind a massive engine, sat on gallons of fuel, had a massive oil drum in front of them, explosives in the wings, were shot at by people determined to kill them, poor diet, no sleep, and not knowing if they would see another dawn. My god, we should be prepared to do anything for these people!' Best wishes, Jack.