Drill after Dark carried out by the 35th (1st Surrey Rifles)
Anti-aircraft Bn. R.E. (T.A.) in co-operation with the Royal Air Force from
The Headquarters, Camberwell
Weather permitting-and fog is the chief enemy-listeners are to hear and to visualise tonight a searchlight unit in action. The demonstration is part of an ordinary practice, the Royal Air Force providing a machine to fly within range of a light. The searchlight unit will be in action, manned by its team of ten. The sergeant in charge ; the lorry driver, whose engine provides the current for the lamp ; the lamp operator ; a sapper at the control arm ; two spotters with night glasses ; three more sappers operating the sound indicator ; and the tenth man preparing a hot meal for the others.
Listeners will have the added thrill-fog allowing-of hearing the R.A.F. pilot saying what it feels like to be ' caught ' in a searchlight, while those listeners within three miles of Camberwell will be able to see, as well as hear, all that is going on.
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