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Brit who was posted home from Australia wants to find the men who nailed crate shut

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A man is searching for two men who helped him escape Australia in a crate. Brian Robson was 19-years-old when he became homesick while working for Victorian Railways in 1965.

Realising that a plane ticket home would cost him £700 - 17 times his monthly salary - he cooked up a plan to get himself home.

The now 75-year-old bought a small wooden crate and convinced two Irishmen he knew as Paul and John to stow him aboard a freight plane, he told the Irish Times.

The "quite horrific experience” took four days and saw Brian repeatedly stored upside down. Almost six decades on he is looking to reconnect with the men who helped him get home in a bid to thank them. “I’m 99% sure that they were called Paul and John,” he told the Irish Times.

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