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A pilot flying a WWII Spitfire has discovered a giant marriage proposal written on a hill.
The romantic gesture was spotted by Dave Ratcliffe as he flew a restored Spitfire above the South Downs National Park.
The 56-year-old posted the image online hoping to track down the lovers to find out if the proposal was successful.
Dave, 56, flies some 600 people in his two-seat Spitfire every year and believes the proposal is from one pilot to another and wanted to congratulate them.
After posting the image on Facebook, Lacey Jordan commented: "That was my fiance Benjamin Wolfe and I of course said YES to the man of my dreams."
"Thank you so much for this photo it's amazing! We absolutely love the spitfire wing in it!"
Dave Ratcliffe spotted the giant gesture on a hill near Chichester, West Sussex last week.
The 20ft tall letters read 'Marry Me"
He said: "I have seen lots of them before all over the country, they are quite common.
"But this is the first time I've seen one while flying a spitfire.
"It's such a nice thing to do, but we have not got a clue who it might have been.
"It's a lovely thing to see from my Spitfire, lets hope she said yes.
"I would love to find out that she said 'yes'."
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