Author Archives: CDC Dunford Wood

August 19th 1944


I go back to Hodnet but the Bear is shut and so we go for a walk and sit on a hill. I get a fearful thirst but can do nothing about it, and cycle gloomily home at about 10.30pm … Continue reading

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August 16th 1944


I go to Hodnet and dance at the ‘Bear’ on Monday and meet a new dame. We dance around the dance floor and I meet her in the Bear last night. Discover her name is Dorothy and she lives in … Continue reading

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August 14th 1944


I do much battling with Thunderbolts over the Wrekin – but without much success. “Sawn Off” and I go to the Bear on Saturday night and I end up with Charlie Rich at midnight with coffee and a pork pie … Continue reading

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August 11th 1944


I go to the Bear in Hodnet with Bill Conway and have a few beers with some aircrew from Peplow, including one who came home on ‘Orontese’ with me. Conway drinks so much beer he crashes into the hedge two … Continue reading

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August 9th 1944


Toby takes me to an excellent poker dice party and dinner in the Mess, and I return to Ternhill on Monday after an early start at 07.45 with no food. I stand, and sit on a table, most of the … Continue reading

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August 6th 1944


Mhairi gets the day off and we go to St Andrews and have lunch out of a bag on the cliffs in a damn mist. Then tea in someone’s house who is out and home for dinner and a drink, … Continue reading

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August 3rd 1944


I make Edinburgh late, due to trains being delayed and have to stay the night. I go to the Officer’s Club, 2 Castle Street, and they fix me up with a bed in the Shelburne Hotel, and I drink beer there … Continue reading

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July 31st 1944


Another wire that she cannot make Edinburgh before Friday, and I ring up Mhairi and contract to visit Crail tomorrow if she can find me accommodation – so that will be that – and what do I do with my … Continue reading

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July 29th 1944


I am given seven days leave so wire Mhairi to meet me in Edinburgh. She says she can manage it at 12.30 on Thursday, then they cancel it and extend the course by a couple of weeks, and then give … Continue reading

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July 26th 1944


The rain stops and the enemy turns up and we sit in a wood and consume beer, amongst other things. Due to one or two technical hitches the Papist plot functions again, not particularly satisfactorily either. We ride home in … Continue reading

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