Up about 7.30. Helped Billington as usual. Showery weather. Received letter from Metgrave enclosing other two letters referring to the rumour of my death1. Aeroplane scare at night, and we had to put out lights and the cookhouse fire in the middle of the officers’ dinner.
This is the only time that the rumour of ALL’s death is mentioned in any of the diaries. Nothing more is known about it. ↩