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French general accused of nicking fast jet for weekend trips to the Sun

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Long tradition in the RAF

I remember reading a World War 2 RAF officers' memoirs that referred to flights during the phony war that preceded the Battle of France. The officer in question would hop into his Hurricane, fly down to a particular French Chateau in the Champagne region, grab a case of Champagne and fly back with it on his lap.

For anyone who has flown a Hurricane, you will realise that this prevents you getting "full and free" control of the control column - so hopefully you don't have to pull up in a hurry at any point during the flight.

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