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1948 by Dennis Russell

14 Sep 2023
Written by Ant Tomlinson
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When I attended Cranbrook, the dining-hall was beneath what is now the library. The far end could be curtained off and used as a classroom.

One morning I was having a maths lesson with the late Philip Hawkins when we heard the first daylight flight of a doodlebug approaching. As one we ran outside to watch it fly over in the direction of London. A battery of AA guns encamped on Big Side during the cricket season valiantly tried to hit the doodlebugs (without success may I add) with the poor gunners enduring the jeers of watching schoolboys in boaters.

Dennis Russell (1942-1948 Horsley)

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