PERMIT GRANTED: Fred Lane (second right) is greeted at the South Australian border by his daughter-in-law Merilyn and sons Peter and Ian.
WITH a police escort usually reserved for VIPs, 91-year-old Korean Veteran, Fred Lane has finally made it to his family in Kupunda, South Australia.

Fred and wife Gladys had been battling for two months for approval to enter the state after borders were closed.

Gladys, also 91, was taken to Tununda Aged Care by ambulance last week and has settled into her new accommodation that she risked losing until a last-minute reprieve from the South Australian Government.

Fred was by met his sons Ian and Peter Lane and daughter-in-law Merilyn at the South Australian border last Friday, where he was tested for COVID-19 and will be again checked next week.

They had a police escort with no stops to Ian’s home in Kupunda 20km from Gladys in Tununda, and Fred talks to her every day.

Fred expressed his thanks to Sunraysia Regis Aged Care in Tenth Street for the care they gave Gladys and himself.

Fred spent Father’s Day with his son Ian, who cooked him a meal with a quiet glass of red.
Fred will live in a granny flat being built on Ian’s property.