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derbycsv
People in story: 
Margaret Gratton
Location of story: 
Woolwich
Background to story: 
Royal Air Force
Article ID: 
A5369916
Contributed on: 
29 August 2005

This story was submitted to the People's War site by Lin Freeman of Radio Derby CSV on behalf of Margaret Gratton and has been added to the site with her permission. The author fully understands the site's terms and conditions.

I was on a radar course in Woolwich when the doodlebugs were flying over. We were in civvy billets and walked to Woolwich Polytechnic each morning. One morning we were late leaving and as soon as we started walking a doodlebug started to descend. We dived down on to the road and heard a terrific crash. As we gathered ourselves together again and resumed walking we discovered the doodlebug had landed exactly where we would have been had we left the billet on time.

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