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Sunday, June 6th 2021, 11:45am

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1950

January 12 The Royal Palace, The Hague The King summoned the Chiefs of Staff and the head of the KIS to discuss the situation. The King wanted Limbani found, it was clear he must be somewhere in the Kongo and he feared this was the start of a coup attempt. Dispatching additional troops would take time, the Air Force dusted off its Civil War airbridge plans, it seemed possible to send in paratroopers pretty quickly but if the Kongolese Army revolted, such a small force would be crushed. For now t...

Sunday, June 6th 2021, 11:13am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1950

British Infrastructure and Transport Projects in 1950 New Sections of Motorway opening this year (labelled by prospective Junction numbers): J18-24 Crick - Kegworth section of the M1 J9-11 Stockbury - Faversham section of the M2 J1-5 Chiswick – Slough section of the M4 J3-4 Quinton - Lydiate Ash section of the M5 J32-33 Preston – Lancaster section of the M6 1950 J4-5 Harthill Bypass section of the M8 J25-26 M3 - Feltham & Ashford section of the M16 ‘D-Ring’ motorway J26-27 Ashford- Heathrow Airp...

Thursday, June 3rd 2021, 5:10pm

Author: Hood

Peru - Sánchez Carrión class Gunboat-Transport

Kind of how I visualised them, yes they will be impressive and offer good fire support too. I might have been tempted to swap the 57mm for smaller cannon for good shore-raking fire if this were my design but overall it looks pretty well suited.

Tuesday, June 1st 2021, 6:49pm

Author: Hood

Kingdom of Greece News 1950

Indeed, good to see.

Tuesday, June 1st 2021, 6:48pm

Author: Hood

Peru - Sánchez Carrión class Gunboat-Transport

Looks a handy design. Is she foremost a gunboat or a transport? I'm trying to visualise the design, the gun layout sounds very gunboaty but I'm assuming there is a cargo hold and derricks and stuff for the cargo space?

Friday, May 28th 2021, 5:07pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1950

January 11 The Hague King Charles makes a public announcement calling for the release of Prime Minister of Ubangi-Shari, Julius Limbani and vowing to leave no stone unturned in finding his kidnappers and those responsible for attacking the Kongolese Defence Minister Baron Owija in Lagos. He has placed the Army on full alert in both nations and police resources have been mobilised to begin the manhunt. Also believed to by heavily involved are KIS - the King's Intelligence Service. Lagos Inspector...

Saturday, May 22nd 2021, 12:05pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1950

Wesworld needs more baaad boys! Hey at least he didn't end up in Cuba! ** January 10 Somewhere in Haute-MBomu Province, Ubangi-Shari, near the town of Obo It had been a long and tough ordeal, many weeks of walking and hiding, holed up in stinking peasant huts or sometimes under the trees under starlight. Crossing two sets of borders had been nerve-wracking but the cover as a bunch of migrant workers seeking employment in the diamond mines had worked so far. It was highly demeaning though for N'D...

Friday, May 21st 2021, 5:45pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1950

January 9 In the Air - Somewhere Above Western Ubangi-Shari Prime Minister Julius Limbani had booked onto the regular twice weekly service by Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij (Royal Dutch Airlines) (KLM) from Bangui to Lagos, using a Lockheed Constellation L749 aircraft. He privately wondered when the Koninklijke Kongo Luchtvaart Maatschappij (KKLM) would get its own such aircraft to readily link the capitals of Africa together. The take-off had been smooth and he settled into the flight, his...

Sunday, May 9th 2021, 10:21am

Author: Hood

Empire of Great Britain Report Q1/1950

I like to keep those German spies busy guessing ;) Good catch, it is the Loch Tarbert of course, just forgot to delete Loch Ken.

Thursday, May 6th 2021, 6:08pm

Author: Hood

German News and Events, January 1950

Tanner doesn't need to worry, the Admiralty is awake. Actually I don't think the building plans between the two navies are all that different at the moment, with perhaps less emphasis on amphibious warfare for the RN at the moment.

Sunday, May 2nd 2021, 11:58am

Author: Hood

Empire of Great Britain Report Q1/1950

Royal Navy Order of Battle 1950 First Sea Lord: Admiral of the Fleet Bruce Fraser Second Sea Lord: Admiral Sir William Jock Whitworth Third Sea Lord (Controller): Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay Fourth Sea Lord: Admiral James Fownes Somerville Fifth Sea Lord (Chief of Naval Air Service): Admiral Sir Denis William Boyd DNC: Admiral Ian. J. Jackson Vice Chief of Naval Staff: Admiral Andrew Cunningham Assistant Chief Naval Staff: Admiral Sir Patrick Brind Commander in Chief Home Fleet: Admiral Edward Ne...

Sunday, May 2nd 2021, 11:18am

Author: Hood

Argentina Q1/1950 Report

Fleet Operations Command HQ Naval Base Bahia Blanca, C-in-C Almirante Moreno Bahia Blanca 1st Battle Squadron, Vice Almirante Burros: ARA Veinticinco de Mayo, Constelación, Patagonia, Pampas Carrier Squadron, Vice Almirante Torrez-Bucholz: ARA Independencia, Guardabosques, Avispón, Almirante Brown and destroyers ARA Sarandi, Drummond 1st Cruiser Squadron, Vice Almirante Higgins: ARA La Argentina, General Belgrano, Capitan Juan Domingo Peron, Almirante Storni, Almirante Domecq Garcia 3rd Destroye...

Sunday, May 2nd 2021, 11:15am

Author: Hood

Kingdom of the Netherlands Report Q1/1950

Fleet Deployments Q1/1950 Admiraal of the Fleets (Acting): Admiraal Conrad Helfrich (The Crown is the official Admiraal of the Fleets) Home Fleet: Admiraal Pieter de Vries Admiraal of the Far East Fleet: Admiraal Maarten Winters Admiraal of the Indic Fleet: Vice-Admiral Jacob De Boer Admiraal of the Suriname and Kongo Fleets (Atlantic Fleet): Vice-Admiraal Lodewijk van Kinsbergen KLK Commander: Rear-Admiral J.B. de Meester Chief of Naval Staff: Vice-Admiraal J.W. Termytelen Vice Admiraal C.E.L. ...

Sunday, May 2nd 2021, 11:13am

Author: Hood

Belgium Q1/1950 Report

Belgian Order of Battle 1950 Data as of end Q1/1950. Antwerp 1st Cruiser Squadron: CA-1 King Albert, CL-4 Wielingen, CL-5 Westdiep, CT-1 Queen Julianna, AV-1 Wandelaar 1st Destroyer Squadron: DD-1 Les Quatre Journées, DD-2 Van Haverbeke, DD-3 A.F. Dufour, DD-4 Breydel, DD-5 De Brouwer, DD-6 Georges Truffaut, DD-7 Francois Bovesse, DD-8 Prince Leopold, DD-9 Prince Charles 1st Mine Warfare Squadron: MW-1 – MW-6 1st Support Squadron: DT-1 Groenendael, T-1 Tresignes, TU-1 Wesp, RT-1 Ekster Cornelius...

Sunday, May 2nd 2021, 11:12am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1950

Yep, the nickame goes back years when I designed some very ugly (to some people) aircraft for Wes.

Sunday, April 25th 2021, 6:11pm

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1950

This is the BBC Home Service... 3 January The prototype Bristol Type 173 tandem rotor helicopter designed to meet Specification E.4.46 first flew today after six months of ground tests. It is powered by two 575hp Leonides radial engines and uses two Type 171 rotor systems. Both rotors are linked and can be driven by one engine in case of engine failure. 10 January The Prime Minister today announced to the House of Commons that a General Election will take place on 23 February. This is the first ...

Sunday, April 25th 2021, 6:07pm

Author: Hood

Empire of Great Britain Report Q1/1950

THE BRITISH EMPIRE: Q1/1950 REPORT A. Industrial Output 50 Factories: Fixed IP: 4 Flexible IP: 1 Ship Tonnage: 45 B. Transfers and Acquisitions C. Unit Relocations HMS Wiltshire, Monmouth commission and form 6th Heavy Cruiser Squadron at Gibraltar on 30 March HMS Winam Gulf, Pemba Channel commission and join 9th Seaward Defence Flotilla at Mombasa, Kenya, on 17 March HMS Kellington, Shoulton, Hodgeston, Stubbington commission and join 6th Coastal Minesweeper Flotilla at Sheerness on 28 February ...

Sunday, April 25th 2021, 6:06pm

Author: Hood

Kingdom of the Netherlands Report Q1/1950

Kingdom of the Netherlands & Kingdom of the Kongo Q1/1950 Report A. Industrial Output 12 factories in the Kingdom of the Netherlands 2.5 factories in the provinces Malay Archipelago (aka Dutch East Indies) 1 factory in the Kingdom of the Kongo, funding provided to NL via UKN. 0 factories in the Province of Dutch Guiana and the Grand Duchy of Ubangi-Shari (CAR) 15.5 Factories: Fixed IP: 2 Flexible IP: 0 Ship Tonnage: 13.5 B. Transfers and Acquisitions KLK-142, KLK-143, KLK-144, KLK-145 commission...

Sunday, April 25th 2021, 6:05pm

Author: Hood

Belgium Q1/1950 Report

Kingdom of Belgium Q1/1950 Report A. Industrial Output 5.5 Factories: Fixed IP: 3 Flexible IP: 0 Ship Tonnage: 2.5 B. Transfers and Acquisitions C. Unit Relocations AV-1 Wandelaar completes and commissions with 1st Cruiser Squadron at Antwerp on 25 March MT-15 and MT-16 complete and commission with 3rd Motor Torpedo Squadron at Ostend on 12 March NT-1 Verviers completes and commission with 1st Support Squadron at Antwerp on 30 March NT-2 Veurne completes and commission with 2nd Support Squadron ...

Sunday, April 25th 2021, 6:04pm

Author: Hood

Argentina Q1/1950 Report

THE REPUBLIC OF ARGENTINA: Q1/1950 REPORT A. Industrial Output 7 Factories: Fixed IP: 0 Flexible IP: 0 Ship Tonnage: 7,000 tons B. Transfers and Acquisitions C. Unit Relocations ARA El Austral commissions with 4th MTB Squadron at Puerto Deseado on 9 March ARA Atlantis commissions with 3rd MTB Squadron at Rawson on 14 March D. Navy Programme Resources Allocated: 7,000 tons Previous Surplus: 276 tons Unused Scrap: 0 tons Construction Requirements (See Appendix A): 8,050 tons Total surplus: 148.5 t...