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18th April 1940

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Events On This Day

The British War office announced that landing of British troops was continuing and that contact had been made with Norwegian forces and operations were proceeding.

The British Admiralty stated that highly successful operations have been carried out by aircraft of fleet air arm. An 16 April 1940, German shipping was attacked off Bergen, one transport was sunk, and one submarine hit.

On 17 April 1940 one Heinkel, and one Dornier flying boat were shot down, and two more Heinkel's and another Dornier were damaged.

British cruiser reported damaged by bombing an 17 April 1940, reached her base.

The British air ministry announced that extensive air operations were carried out on 17 April 1940. On several points of the Norwegian coast. Main attack being, again directed against Stavanger. Three aircraft failed to return.

Heinkel He 111 bomber flew over part of Shetlands, but was driven off by a single seater fighter.

British steamer, Swainby was torpedoed off the North Scottish coast during the night of 17-18 April 1940. all hands were saved

Swiss government announced emergency measures in the event of surprise attack, and called more men to the colours.

M21 Minesweeper
Commissioned 18 April 1940

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