Former US Airman returns to Suffolk

Bernard Nolan writing on the wall of the pub Photo: ITV News Anglia

A former US Airman has returned to the pub in Lavenham in Suffolk which became his local during the war.

Bernard Nolan was one of hundreds of Americans who signed their name on the wall of the Swan back in 1944.

When he came back to England he was amazed to find it was still there.

Bernard's original signature on the pub wall Credit: ITV News Anglia

The 90 year old was stationed with the 47th bomb group on Lavenham airbase. In those days he was a pilot flying B24s and B17s in bombing raids over Europe.

Now he's revisited the county and taken time to sign the wall of the Swan Pub once again.