Great success this afternoon. Put Robin into shafts, in a four wheel van. Mr. Clark helped me. He went well, with hardly any hesitation. After taking him round the streets for 10 minutes I got up and drove him. There was a dreadful east wind all day, but I much enjoyed this triumph.
Called at Seymour’s this evening, and heard for the first time that there had been an air-raid at Bath last night, as a reprisal for the destruction of the ancient mediaeval cities of Rostock and Lübeck. There do not seem to be any details of damage.
The raid on Bath formed part of a series of 'Baedeker raids' by the Luftwaffe, which targeted historic British towns and cities. E.J. Rudsdale gives more details on these raids in his book.