Eighty years on. 3rd February 1940


British minesweepers HMS Sphinx, HMS Speedwell and HMS Skipjack, sweeping the mouth of Moray Firth, were attacked by German bombers. HMS Sphinx was sunk.

U-58 sank the Estonian vessel SS Reet in the North Sea halfway between Norway and Scotland. 

A German plane crashed on English soil for the first time in the war when a Heinkel He 111 was shot down near Whitby.  Flight Lieutenant Peter Townsend of 43 Squadron was credited with the air victory.

Game day 156. USA

The convoy intended for China continued south-west, avoiding Japanese territorial waters.  A task force of warships sailed from Hawaii to escort the convoy in the final stages of its journey.  A new flotilla of 6 merchant ships was launched at San Francisco.

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General Whiskers

Wargaming butterfly (mainly solo), unpainted model figure amasser, and Historical Re-enactor of the black powder era.

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