19 December 2011

Wed 10th Dec 1941: house railings to make tanks

Singularly mild for season 55 degrees: dull, damp, windy. Flew William's aero on Common with very steady flights in gusty weather - a little too much negative thrust but that was afterward rectified and the model is ready for delivery. I should like a good spar model of my own, they are very free flying. The whole of the front railings of houses in this road were removed to-day: they are to be used chiefly for making tanks. Madge & Margaret called in evening.
On this day: battleship Prince of Wales and battle cruiser Repulse sunk off Malaya - by 99 Japanese aircraft - the first ever battle between aircraft and capital ships on the high seas (as opposed to in harbour).  

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