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18 May 2014

18th May 1944: live smoke-bomb drill in Chestnut Road

18 Thur. Cool, a little finer to-day. To Wimbledon along rail-path; bought biscuits and lentils at Woolworth's. Gwennie called in evening; gave her a tin of biscuits and sixpence. She is going into Nelson hospital tomorrow to have her tonsils done. In evening we had instruction and fire-bomb drill in this road. Several live smoke bombs were lit and fire-parties had to tackle them with stirrup-pumps. I tackled two of them directing the jet of water, also did some pumping as well. I learned some valuable lessons.

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