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Saturday, June 9th 2018, 11:02am

Author: Hood

Operation Pegase

Blackburn Firecrest TR7287 'B', Saturday 26 September Lieutenant Commander Philip Scones was leading C Flight of 829 Squadron on a routine sweep from HMS Centaur. The four single-engined strike-fighters were cruising at 15,000 feet, they had hoped to meet some of the German reconnaissance aircraft that had been loitering for the last few days. Suddenly in his headset he heard the controller vectoring him to investigate a sighting report sent by a merchantman, the Manchester Pride. Noting the pos...

Wednesday, June 6th 2018, 6:03pm

Author: Hood

Operation Pegase

The Admiralty, Whitehall, London, Friday 25 September The First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Bruce Fraser, was pacing the room, already at least two merchant vessels had reported being shadowed by foreign cruisers for short periods on a matching course and speed. It was evident that the main body of the northern most exercise group, coded 'Red North' by the Admiralty had skilfully used the storm cover not only to escape their intended opponent, the French group they coded 'Blue South' and thei...

Sunday, June 3rd 2018, 11:08am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

Once they get bedded in, I'm sure the 30th Flotilla will visit their friends in Cavite. I'm sure they might even pay a visit to to Japan one day.

Saturday, June 2nd 2018, 10:13am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

26 September Today was the last day of this year's SBAC Exhibition at Farnborough. Once again on the public days, thousands of spectators thronged to see the latest British aircraft put through their paces and get up close to the latest types. On the trade days hundreds of industry figures from across the world gathered to make deals, do business and make sales as Britain's aviation sector put its wares on show, everything from galley equipment, tyres, seats, powered control actutators, gun turr...

Friday, June 1st 2018, 11:08am

Author: Hood

Operation Pegase

HMS Magnificent, 60 dgs 10 min North, 22 dgs 37 min West, Wednesday 22 September Admiral Syfret was studying the charts with his staff. He had reasoned that attempting to avoid land-based aerial reconnaissance as much as possible, that the German force would take the Denmark Strait. It was what he would do in the same circumstances. He had positioned the fleet a little further east to cover the possibility that the German commander decided to risk the Iceland-Faroes gap. Once his long-range aeri...

Thursday, May 31st 2018, 2:13pm

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1948

28 September The front pages of the newspapers and the radio news bulletins were full of the recovery of the missing piece of the Ghent Altarpiece, De Rechtvaardige Rechters which was stolen in 1934. Polish investigator Tomasz Banaczek has been hailed for finding the lost treasure and recovering it safely. By the terms of the reward offered originally, Banzczek has received a bounty of one and a half million Belgian francs.

Saturday, May 26th 2018, 12:15pm

Author: Hood

Operation Pegase

The Star, Isle of Lewis, 20 September It was early evening and the menfolk were gathered around the bar. Conversation was flowing. "Hamish, did ye see that Nordish trawler in the harbour today?" "Aye, it was a queer sight, we've not seen them down here for some time." Young Dougie who worked at the lighthouse spoke up, "I heard they had got caught in that storm the other night." An older fisherman dismissively waved his hand, "Och, that storm was nothing, it'd take more than that swell to make a...

Saturday, May 26th 2018, 11:14am

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1948

20 September The East Indies fleet have begun five days of intensive fleet exercises in the Celebes Sea, all classes of ships are involved from capital ships, aircraft carriers and destroyers to minesweepers and submarines. 27 September The Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij (The Netherlands Trading Society) has acquired the De Surinaamsche Bank. This bank, headquartered in Amsterdam, had been founded by Simon Abendanon on 19 January 1865 in Paramaribo and opened for business on 18 July 1865 and ...

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 4:57pm

Author: Hood

Good news!

Well the images have come back so it seems true, for now at least. I guess it was only a matter of time before they had to act to at least keep some custom.

Sunday, May 20th 2018, 10:58am

Author: Hood

Operation Pegase

OOC: we like over reactions! Actually some of those ships are heading north anyway for redeployment. I don't intend to get caught up too much in the exercise beyond watching from a distance.

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 11:54am

Author: Hood

Operation Pegase

20 September The First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Bruce Fraser, and the Second Sea Lord, Admiral Sir William Whitworth and the Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Andrew Cunningham, plus their staffs, looked at the plotting chart. Since leaving Kiel and the Baltic the German and combined GA fleets had been tracked fairly thoroughly by both submarine and aircraft and already a few ships of the Navy's screen had made contact and were shadowing at a discrete distance. Nore and Channel Command wo...

Saturday, May 19th 2018, 11:31am

Author: Hood

Philippine News and Events, 1948

Interesting news, it will be good to see the emergence of a new capital ship as they seem to be quite rare these days.

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 10:48am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

17 September Reports from Burcough in Berlin on sightings made in the Kiel Canal and a sighting report off the Skagerrak by HMS Wolverine confirmed to the Admiralty the scope of the latest German exercise, Wolverine's report hinted that French and Russian ships were among the fleet. Before dusk several Royal Navy vessels had slipped their moorings and headed out to sea to join the ships already patrolling in the North Sea. 18 September At a ceremony held today the Stevenage Development Corporati...

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 10:50am

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1948

10 September The Navy has just concluded Exercise Spearfish, a five-day anti-submarine exercise involving several destroyers and escorts and submarines of the Navy as well as Naval aircraft. 16 September Indupa (Indústrias Patagonicas) began trading today from its new factory in Viedma, Río Negro Province as a producer of chlorine, Polyvinyl chloride resins (PVC) and caustic soda. Indupa is a subsidiary of the Belgian chemical giant Solvay S.A. 20 September Reports of unrest in the rural areas o...

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 10:45am

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1948

Solvay is a Belgian company so merits mention here too. You'll get the pleasure of reading the same news again in Noticias Argentina in due course.

Saturday, April 28th 2018, 10:19am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

13 September A hurricane has struck west of Bermuda today. The tropical storm was detected just off the coast of western Africa near Dakar ten days ago. It reached hurricane force five days later 900 miles east of Antigua. Thereafter, the hurricane began curving northward as it continued to intensify. Now heading north-east experts believe it will weaken in strength. On Bermuda, the hurricane brought sustained winds estimated between 93–103 mph, with higher gusts. A minimum pressure of 958 mbar ...

Saturday, April 28th 2018, 10:16am

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1948

16 September The new M-48 Class MTBs MT-3 and MT-4 commissioned with the 1st Motor Torpedo Squadron at Zeebrugge today. Solvay Indupa (Indústrias Patagonicas), an Argentine subsidiary of Solvay, was formally established and opened today in Río Negro Province. It is hoped the plant will become the region’s leading local producer of chlorine, polyvinyl chloride resins and caustic soda.

Friday, April 27th 2018, 2:13pm

Author: Hood

German News and Events, 1948

Quoted from "Rooijen10" Quoted others, having taken their own professional-grade photographs, quietly made their way to a rendezvous to forward intelligence to their masters. Sounds like Blofeld will have something interesting to pass on during one of his next meetings with Burcough. To be fair, Burcough probably already has the Canal covered.

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 3:23pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1948

N’Dofa sat overlooking the Red Sea through the window of his room. He mused over the latest news he had received. A visitor from home had lamented the muddle that Limbani’s government had made of everything. Money was going into schools but the people still found it hard to find work and feed their families. On top of this Limbani had tried to bargain for independence but got talked into letting the country become a full colony of the Dutch. N’Dofa scoffed only a fool would have done such a thin...

Saturday, April 21st 2018, 11:20am

Author: Hood

Peruvian Future Projects

Looks a nice little river gunboat design.