Jon Witte, Jaguar pilot eject.
We just had took off from Lossimouth.
We happen to be airborne on an airtest.
And waited across the runway
virtually hovering and watching it get airborne
heard him call,
Watched him eject.
Watched him float down in his parachute
and went and picked him up.
The pilot, Jon Witte,
the pilot who'd ejected,
he was so grateful to his female heroines
who'd risk life and limb to rescue him
that he was gonna give them a crate of champagne
to thank them.
Well, some years later,
Jane and I were at a
I think it was a Christmas draw,
in a different office's mess,
and so happened that Jon was there.
And so we went up to him, we said,
Jon, it was in a national newspaper
that you were going to give us
a crate of champagne to thank us
for rescuing you.
And we still haven't had that crate of champagne.
So, he acquiesced and bought us
a bottle of champagne that night.
So I think he (laugh),
don't know what happened
to the other 11 bottles though.