27th July 1943
Wakened last night at midnight by Fletcher’s dog barking, then Fisher’s, the sound of ‘planes, and almost at once sirens blowing. Guns began, and the voices of the men on the searchlight could be heard. Some ‘planes were very low, and close by, but no bombs came. There were three or four bursts of firing, but nothing happened, and “All-clear” was within half an hour, only to be followed by another alarm at 2am, when a ‘plane dived from a great height, but again no bombs fell. Finally got to sleep at about 3.15am.
Busy all day on Committee work arising out of yesterday’s meeting, much disturbed all day long by ‘phone calls and people coming in.