29th August 1940

Took Molly back to Blake’s at 8 o’clock this morning. (I had meant to go at 7, but of course overslept). Maura Benham most kindly came over with me, thus relieving a most tedious journey. I rode the cob, just to show I could.

When I got there Blake’s horseman admitted that they had had a lot of trouble with her, and that she was quite useless on a milk round.

There were a lot of Germans over tonight about 10 o’clock, so I went up on the Castle to await an alarm. There was a bright light showing through a window at the Hippodrome, so I reported it at the Police Station, but no action was taken. I waited until 11 o’clock, but no sirens sounded, so I went home. Windy and cold.

More detail on events in the Battle of Britain on 29th August 1940 can be found at the RAF Battle of Britain Campaign Diary.

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