Pensioner Arthur Regis from Sandown has been discovered to be still engaging in combat against the empirical french tyrant Napoleon Bonaparte.
"Well, My dad fought against the invading frogs and his dad before him. On his death bed he asked me to swear that I would not let our glorious island nation be overrun by the continental types."
Describing a typical day of defending against the forces of Napoleon Arthur said
"Well I usually gets up about 5.am and has a quick check over the back fence to make sure there aren't any froggy gunboats on the horizon. If thats clear I head off to work at the local council offices.
When I get home I do a bit of square bashing and my musket drill to keep my reloading slick and then I make sure my signal beacon is dry and ready to be lit.
Then I normally have some cocoa, and watch newsnight before bed."
I asked Arthur if he knew that the war had ended in 1815 and that Napoleon himself had died in 1821, he smiled and replied "My Great-great-great grandfather had a propaganda leaflet that was passed out at the time, but those French are cunning like that."