Sunday November 9 8.50 pm [1941]
# COAST GUARDS ‘AIR SPOTTER’ TRAINING
# ORANGES AVAILABLE – RARE TREAT
# RATIONING CHANGES CAUSE CONFUSION
# WARSHIPS WEEK – CONCERN AT PARADES

ROC – Royal Observer Corps – The local group included several relatives, including Frank Raynor (see 9 Dec. 1940).

‘Warship Weeks’ were organised by the National War Savings Committee, with the support of the Admiralty, and were intended to stimulate public loan investment by setting savings targets (usually exceeded) appropriate to the size of various communities and the type of ship which the targets represented.

Jimmy Gavin (pronounced gay-vin) was a second-hand car dealer who lived at ‘Tennyson Cottage’ in Tetford, near Somersby (Tennyson’s birthplace – see diary 9 Oct. 1941), where the cars for sale were lined up on the grass verge alongside a section of the road which encircled the village (see East Lincolnshire Map).

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