In September 1940 the Battle of Britain was over. In March 1941 the battle for Britain began when the Germans invaded Kent. There have been many books on the subject, but few from a personal perspective. This is a collation of diaries, discovered in an attic during a house clearance. They were written by Billy Palmer, a boy of fourteen; but not on a daily basis, only when he had spare time. He was one of hundreds of runners who carried messages to and from the front. Inevitably their casualty rate was high. This is Billy's story.