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22nd April 1940

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The British War office announced that considerable success had been achieved by British troops in their support of Norwegian forces.

Stockholm reported that British troops had made rapid thrust into southern Norway, and were fighting with Norwegians at Lillehammer, north of Oslo

Allied Force landed at Namsos stated to have come into conflict with Germans north of Trondheim.

Luftwaffe aeroplanes reported of east and southeast coast during the night. One or two Heinkel's He 111 reported over Shetland's anti-aircraft guns and pursued planes were in action.

Norwegian steamer Bravore sank after an explosion of southeast coast.

Three vice chiefs of staff appointed to lessen strain on chiefs of staff, mainly vice admiral, Tom Phillips, general Sir John Dill, and air Marshal R. E. C. Peirse. Sir Charles Craven joined air Council as civil member for development.

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