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27 May 2017

27th May 1948: RAF's new engine "was all too wonderful for me"

27 Thur. Rather cool, dull, less wind, but a few short periods of feeble sunshine. Got Katie’s groceries and to the butcher’s. To Morden in afternoon to buy fish while there I noticed two very large long R.A.F. vans placed end to end to form a long room in which was housed a free R.A.F. Exhibition. I went in but could not make a close inspection but had the ‘radar’ equipment demonstrated to me. I also saw a gas-turbine jet propulsion unit with parts cut away to show the mechanism – it was all too wonderful for me.

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