May 23, 1942

Went to Barton Manor to visit Col. Morgan S.M.O of the Isle of Wight. Today I hope to go to Swiss Cottage about 200 yards from here – where Queen Victoria’s children spent their summers. Just discovered that King Charles I was a prisoner in Carisbrooke Castle. Air alarm on now, the sirens are blowing in Cowes. Terrible rain storm came up about this time – we have two tents now. Bill and Jim in truck, Bert, Ralph and Charlie in one tent and Bill Hunt and I in the other. Was shown through Swiss Cottage today, the summer day home for Queen Victoria’s children. Very beautiful – all the toys etc. still remain. Ralph of all people arrived home at 11 p.m. stewed to the gills.

Ralph, Capt. L.G. Alexander’s batman

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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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