Was cruising up and down our road this noon time, Why here in semi rural Kent? Yes the hospital is just up the road with its helipad - but it was not going there. Just sitting over our road Sent the pic and the story to local paper - they came back- RNLI had a distress call and could not locate it- Called ASR. This evening the penny dropped- just over the road there is a firm that services Marine Lifrafts and the like I wonder if the penny dropped with them?
During the war my father saw a Lancaster Bomber, which had landed in a field in Belgium and had its tyres slashed and stolen by Locals who used the rubber for shoe repairs. The only part of the tyre that remained was under the wheel, where it had been trapped as it was punctured.