Kitten Travels 300 Miles While Hiding In Navy Pilot’s Car Bumper | Purrtacular

Kitten Travels 300 Miles While Hiding In Navy Pilot’s Car Bumper


This kitten was discovered hiding in a car bumper, during a 300-mile journey in the UK.


Royal Navy pilot Lt Nick Grimmer heard the tiny meows, after a day of traveling from Birmingham to the Royal Naval Air Station in Culdrose . He dismantled the car with the help of colleagues, and there he was…the kitten hiding in the bumper of his BMW.


The pilot’s colleagues named him Tigger. They and the pilot are part of the 814 Naval Air Squadron, which are known as the Flying Tigers.


“I’d landed at Birmingham after a holiday and travelled via Bristol and Bath before arriving in Cornwall quite late,” said Nick, who flies submarine–hunting Merlin helicopters for a living.


“I looked in the boot, under the bonnet and climbed all over and under it and still couldn’t find what was making the noise. I called up some of our air engineers who came and helped me to start dismantling my pride and joy. On taking off the rear bumper we were greeted by a tiny tiger-striped kitten. He must have had a long journey but remarkably is unharmed.” He added. “I am never late for work and was left with no option but to take my new friend in with me.”

“The place he has felt most comfortable is in my flying helmet, which is the only place he is able to sleep.”



Commander Brendan Spoors, Commanding Officer of the Flying Tigers said, “We are more than happy to adopt ‘Tigger’ as a mascot, after all it’s a tradition for Royal Naval units to have a ships cat!”


“Tigger must have an owner somewhere between here and Birmingham and we are keen to locate them. I instructed my team to launch ‘Operation Tiger Kitten’.”


They hope to ‘complete this mission’ by the end of the week, with the help of social media.


Tigger may be small, but he is bold and courageous! Share with friends!

( h/t: Welovecatsandkittens )