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30 October 2013

30th October 1943: 'Raynes Park guns blazed... heartening row'

30 Sat. Very cool, less damp;  little fairer. Got the groceries in afternoon, then to Morden on foot to buy lights for Dinky. Also got accumulator. Cycled a short distance along Robin Hood Way. Maud called in evening, while she was here the sirens went at 7.58 p.m. Not more than two machines came from the south. The Raynes Park guns blazed away in a very rapid fire and kept it up so long as the machine was within range: a heartening row. All clear at 8.33 p.m.

Photo: anti-aircraft guns in Hyde Park, London, in 1939. Government photo via Wikipedia.

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