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12 April 2014

12th April 1944: Morse from searchlights; flares on Kingston

12 Wed. Very mild, some lovely sunny periods; a nice day. Got the groceries as usual, also to butchers to buy 1 lb of pork sausage meat, price 11 1/2d. Short cycle ride in morning. Trimmed edges of lawn. Sowed two sorts of lettuce seeds. Made a new border in front garden and planted peones in it. First time it has been cultivated. Warning at 10.55 p.m. A few machines circling about in S.W., S, and S.E. directions but very little gunfire as our night fighters were about judging by the Morse signals given by the searchlights. All clear at 11.35 p.m.. Flares were dropped over Kingston but there were no bombs in the London area.

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