Here’s a rarity. A little gem of a story by the former greatest living Englishman (deceased 1995) Viv Stanshall, of provenance unknown. The sound quality counts as “historic” and may have been taped off a BBC radio broadcast in the late 60s or early 70s, but it has Africa, a balloon, camels and Stanshall’s unique voice. To be treasured.

Little known fact: Stanshall and Keith Moon recorded a number of radio playlets for the BBC as “Captain Knut and Lemmy”. So there is an Aviator link, however tenuous…