Author Archives: CDC Dunford Wood

December 19th 1944


I fly again over Stonehenge and do a few shoots on Larkhill ranges quite successfully with 25lb-ers and 4.5″ guns. I go to the “Square Club” with a gang and then to a local dance at the drill hall in … Continue reading

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December 16th 1944


I wander out to Shepheard’s on the Monday and meet Greenaway again and then to the Brevet Club and back to bed. I wake next morning with quite a hangover, which is dispelled when I have a few gins and … Continue reading

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December 11th 1944


I manage to fail my decompression test and so get five days leave before going to Andover on the 13th. I say farewell to the Pauls again, having tried unsuccessfully to get Barbara to come to town with me. I … Continue reading

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December 7th 1944


I go to a dance at the local Drill Hall which is pretty dead, though I dance with some dame Jean Wallace and her sister Renee. They then take me home for some food and cross examine me on India. … Continue reading

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December 4th 1944


I get a wire from Hawarden to report on the 4th, so I ring up and find that I must go for a decompression test, however much I protest. So that’s that, and I only hope I can fail it. … Continue reading

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December 3rd 1944


I go out on Sunday evening to a news theatre and then look for a drink, but all the usual joints are shut. I eventually go to some pub off Regent Street where there are two RAF types, drink until … Continue reading

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November 22nd 1944


I have a drink with Viv and her new girlfriend in the “Sloop” just before closing time and then we make for the latter’s home, but they become more interested in a stray dog found on the way than me, … Continue reading

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