A BOY aged six is about to walk the escape route used by a hero Spitfire pilot who dodged the Nazis at Dunkirk.
Jacob Newson and dad Andrew, 52, will take two days to do the 15-mile journey taken by Alan Deere after he was shot down over Belgium in 1940.
Jacob, from Leeds, loves aircraft and the RAF. He said:"I'm so excited to go because I'm going to go on an adventure.
"I love planes because I always saw them flying when I was little.
"It all started because I heard a Vulcan bomber when I was in mummy's tummy.
"I've been counting the days until we can go – it's the thing I am most excited about this year.
"This is the best birthday ever."
He added: "Dad said we'll be eating army rations but I hope we have some sweets too."
The trek will begin at the chapel where Al Deere's head was bandaged, nearby the exact spot where his spitfire crashed – and where it remains today buried 10 feet below ground.
They are raising cash for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
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