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Lucky ducks having a quacking time

PUBLISHED: 10:31 10 June 2009 | UPDATED: 08:15 01 August 2010

THINGS have not always gone swimmingly for these adorable fluffy ducklings.

But these youngsters are now thriving thanks to the efforts of a Norfolk man who rescued them from a storm drain when they were only a day old.

It was a nostalgic trip through Norfolk in honour of the county's very own flying legend.

A team of four men have been going on an epic cycling adventure on old fashioned machines to celebrate the achievements of Wing Cmdr Ken Wallis and raise funds for East Anglian Air Ambulance(EAAA).

Autogyro genius Wing Cmdr Wallis, 93, famously created James Bond's Little Nellie and until 1998 held every world record for autogyros. He was made an MBE in 1996.

Rex Moorey led the Norfolk Expeditionary Force 2009. The rest of his team were Chris Way, Rob Armstrong, and Rob Longcase.

Among the places they have already visited are Forncett Industrial Steam Museum, Wing Cmdr Wallis's home at Reymerston, Norfolk Motorcycle Museum in North Walsham, Mundesley Maritime Museum, Stow Mill and Baconsthorpe Castle.

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