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1st June 1940

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Events On This Day

It was reported that embarkation from Dunkirk had been speeded up, craft of every size, naval and mercantile being engaged in ceaseless ferry service to Britain.

Lord Gort returned to London from Flanders, and was invested with the GCB.

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) continued operations in support of rearguard action of Allied armies and embarkation from Dunkirk. Other formations carried out further raids on Dutch harbours occupied by the Nazi's.

German planes bombed Marseilles, Lyons and other industrial towns in Rhône valley. 46 people killed and over 100 injured.

It was announced that Italian government had broken off negotiations for contraband agreement between Great Britain and Italy.

M16 Minesweeper
Commissioned 1 June 1940

M30 Minesweeper
Launched 1 June 1940

T18 Torpedo boat
Launched 1 June 1940

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