THANKS to A Roberts of Wyke Regis for contacting us to supply us with more information about Pilot Officer Harold Fraser English, the Canadian pilot of the P40 that crashed off Chesil Beach on November 8, 1942.

We covered the story of the discovery of the P40 in 1980 by diver Selwyn Williams, in light of the news that an exhibition will be held in Weymouth on the discovery of the plane later this year.

After PO English crash landed onto Chesil Beach he was picked up by a seaplane and later returned to duty with the RCAF.

But sadly the 21-year-old pilot, from Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada, died just over a month later.

Mr Roberts tells us: "He was on a reconnaissance mission to the Somme Estuary on December 13, 1942 and was shot down with another pilot of 400 Squadron RCAF by FW190 of II Gruppe Jagdgeschwader 7."

A full exhibition on the aircraft found off Chesil Beach and Harold English's history will be displayed at the Old Town Hall in Weymouth in the next few months.