1948 Dennis Russell
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.