Wed Mar 11 8.40. PM. [1942]
# RON AT RAF WALTHAM WHILE BINBROOK SNOWED UP
# PANCAKE TREATS FOR ALL
# COASTGUARDS ISSUED WITH BEACH PASSES
# STRICT WASTE RECYCLING REGULATIONS
# BINBROOK WELLINGTONS BOMB RENAULT FACTORY

The reference to ‘Weaving’ is curious. Eva Harness had apparently already worked away, possibly ‘learning electrical engineering’ in Peterborough (see 31 Jan. 1942, 4 Feb. 1942) or an activity in Sleaford (‘going back’ – see later: 16 Mar. 1942). ‘Weaving’ may have referred to attempts to avoid being called up for work further from home or just possibly the word could have been meant as ‘Weaning’ as a reference to her work with Mrs Dandison which included looking after babies and young children (see 6 Mar. 1941).

The intensive very-low-level RAF bombing raid on March 3rd 1941, on the Renault factory at Boulogne-Billancourt, just west of Paris, was very successful in damaging production of vehicles for the German forces, though many French workers were killed. Only one out of more than 200 aircraft failed to return.

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