Pilot John Shell is safe after his modified North American T-6S Texan N426KS crashed near Jamestown Road in Morganton, North Carolina on February 5. A pair of eye witnesses helped him escape from the scene before the aircraft was engulfed in flame. The airframe was reported to have been destroyed. ROGER SOUPART

Former WAAF Patricia Clark, a filter room plotter, who later became a bestselling novelist, died recently aged 95. Patricia took part in pioneering work designed to locate the positions of V2 rockets so they could be attacked from the air. She went on to write blockbuster historical romances using the pen name Claire Lorrimer.

Ferry services from Portsmouth were suspended for several hours on February 22 when a German World War Two bomb was discovered in the water near the harbour. The device, believed to be a 500lb (227kg) SC250 explosive was towed out to sea and safely detonated by the Royal Navy. PHOTO-ROYAL NAVY

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