Two German pilots were captured
by Lawrence Basterfield
The Home Guard had the greengrocers during the War, they also used the Danilo. One night a plane was shot down over Blackheath, and two German pilots were captured by the Home Guard and taken to the greengrocers. During the War, they had a land mine dropped at the Old Men's Home, and everyone had to evacuate the area. We were moved to Blackheath, but you could see them carrying the old men on stretchers and wheelchairs and taking them to the Danilo, in the middle of the night.
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