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22 January 2014

20th January 1944: Wrote air-graph letter to middle-East

20 Thur. Rather cool but the sun shone faintly through haze and clouds. Walked along rail-path to Wimbledon; saw Pacific loco. Bought a few things. Wrote air-graph letter to Cousin Frank who is serving with the R.A.F. in the middle-East. Distant warning at 9.51 p.m. A machine was held in a cone of searchlights in a S.E. direction. The local guns fired a shot at it. After a wait a second shot was fired. The machine then showed a red & orange Very light and all the searchlights went out. Apparently it was one of ours that needed to be identified. The all clear sounded at 10.2 p.m.

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