I’m watching an episode of Motorway Cops, Duty of Care.

An elderly man (Bill, 91) has been stopped after an accident which has left his vehicle unroadworthy. The gentleman is a former para in the second world war. He has outlived his wife and children with no family left.

He wants to get to Holland for a final meet up as there are so few of his comrades left.

The two police officers pull out all the stops to find him a hire car for five weeks for the elderly gent to make his ferry to Holland.

They manage to in the end and he makes the ferry.

Regretfully he never made it back to the U.K. as he passed away, but he passed in the company of good friends.

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Rest in peace Bill.