Eighty years on. 19th March 1940


The British House of Commons debated the ineffectual support for Finland in the Winter War.

Overnight, 8 Armstrong Whitworth Whitleys of 10 Squadron No.4 Group RAF Bomber Command, dropped the first Allied bombs on Germany.  They attacked Hornum seaplane base, in response to German bombing of Home Fleet in Scapa Flow on March 16.

The destroyer HMS Jervis collided with the Swedish ship Tor northeast of Blyth.  U-19 sank two neutral Danish ships in the Moray Firth – SS Minsk and SS Charkow.

A British woman was fined £75 for buying 140 weeks’ sugar ration.

French Prime Minister Daladier resigned after a vote of “no confidence”.

Game day 201. Great Britain

Two battleships sailed around the north of Scotland to join the troopships at Scapa Flow.  The twelve infantry battalions were disembarked.  Three troopships sailed up the Red Sea carrying Indian infantry for Egypt.  Three more sailed along the coast of South Australia.

Six bomber squadrons attacked the enemy submarines in the Irish Sea.  Two submarines were sunk for the loss of three squadrons.

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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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