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24th April 1940

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The British War office communiqué stated that British forces in Trondheim sector had retaken positions abandoned after German counter-attack.

Stockholm reported that Allied forces which had occupied Stenkjer, north of Trondheim, had to withdraw as a result of continuous bombing by Luftwaffe aircraft.

The British air ministry announced that five Luftwaffe air bases had been raided by the British Royal Air Force (RAF) bombers, Aalborg, Kristiansand, Oslo, Stavanger, and Westerland, on island of Sylt, which was heavily and successfully attacked. North of Sylt German patrol vessels were encountered, and two were sunk. offensive reconnaissance carried out by British planes over Trondheim Fjord.

Numerous Luftwaffe aircraft attempted to attack Scapa Flow during the night. Two bombs dropped on heather land, and one aircraft made machine gun attack on open road. No damage or casualties. Luftwaffe were driven off by anti-aircraft guns and the British Royal Air Force (RAF) fighters.

Paris reported many long-distance reconnaissance flights during the night of 22-23. April 1940, including one over prior in region.

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