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Former pilot banned from entering Spitfire cockpit

13th January 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

A World War II pilot was recently stopped from sitting in a restored Spitfire in a recent case of health and safety rules possibly going too far.

Ninety-one year-old Eric Carter was invited to inspect a revamped Spitfire at the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, but was told that he could not step into the cockpit due to health and safety reasons.

Mr Carter said: "You couldn't make it up. I used to fly those things every day fighting the Germans — now that really was a health and safety concern!"

He added that, while the staff at the museum had their reasons for not allowing him in the Spitfire, he had to laugh at the incident.

Last month, health and safety measures were criticised in Chase Wood.

The Tunbridge Wells People reported that dog walkers in the area have criticised new warning signs in the region, deeming them "out of keeping" with the natural environment.ADNFCR-2754-ID-801263618-ADNFCR


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