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Today, 10:58am

Author: Hood

Operation Pegase

OOC: we like over reactions! Actually some of those ships are heading north anyway for redeployment. I don't intend to get caught up too much in the exercise beyond watching from a distance.

Yesterday, 11:54am

Author: Hood

Operation Pegase

20 September The First Sea Lord, Admiral of the Fleet Bruce Fraser, and the Second Sea Lord, Admiral Sir William Whitworth and the Vice Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Andrew Cunningham, plus their staffs, looked at the plotting chart. Since leaving Kiel and the Baltic the German and combined GA fleets had been tracked fairly thoroughly by both submarine and aircraft and already a few ships of the Navy's screen had made contact and were shadowing at a discrete distance. Nore and Channel Command wo...

Yesterday, 11:31am

Author: Hood

Philippine News and Events, 1948

Interesting news, it will be good to see the emergence of a new capital ship as they seem to be quite rare these days.

Sunday, May 6th 2018, 10:48am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

17 September Reports from Burcough in Berlin on sightings made in the Kiel Canal and a sighting report off the Skagerrak by HMS Wolverine confirmed to the Admiralty the scope of the latest German exercise, Wolverine's report hinted that French and Russian ships were among the fleet. Before dusk several Royal Navy vessels had slipped their moorings and headed out to sea to join the ships already patrolling in the North Sea. 18 September At a ceremony held today the Stevenage Development Corporati...

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 10:50am

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1948

10 September The Navy has just concluded Exercise Spearfish, a five-day anti-submarine exercise involving several destroyers and escorts and submarines of the Navy as well as Naval aircraft. 16 September Indupa (Indústrias Patagonicas) began trading today from its new factory in Viedma, Río Negro Province as a producer of chlorine, Polyvinyl chloride resins (PVC) and caustic soda. Indupa is a subsidiary of the Belgian chemical giant Solvay S.A. 20 September Reports of unrest in the rural areas o...

Sunday, April 29th 2018, 10:45am

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1948

Solvay is a Belgian company so merits mention here too. You'll get the pleasure of reading the same news again in Noticias Argentina in due course.

Saturday, April 28th 2018, 10:19am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

13 September A hurricane has struck west of Bermuda today. The tropical storm was detected just off the coast of western Africa near Dakar ten days ago. It reached hurricane force five days later 900 miles east of Antigua. Thereafter, the hurricane began curving northward as it continued to intensify. Now heading north-east experts believe it will weaken in strength. On Bermuda, the hurricane brought sustained winds estimated between 93–103 mph, with higher gusts. A minimum pressure of 958 mbar ...

Saturday, April 28th 2018, 10:16am

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1948

16 September The new M-48 Class MTBs MT-3 and MT-4 commissioned with the 1st Motor Torpedo Squadron at Zeebrugge today. Solvay Indupa (Indústrias Patagonicas), an Argentine subsidiary of Solvay, was formally established and opened today in Río Negro Province. It is hoped the plant will become the region’s leading local producer of chlorine, polyvinyl chloride resins and caustic soda.

Friday, April 27th 2018, 2:13pm

Author: Hood

German News and Events, 1948

Quoted from "Rooijen10" Quoted others, having taken their own professional-grade photographs, quietly made their way to a rendezvous to forward intelligence to their masters. Sounds like Blofeld will have something interesting to pass on during one of his next meetings with Burcough. To be fair, Burcough probably already has the Canal covered.

Monday, April 23rd 2018, 3:23pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1948

N’Dofa sat overlooking the Red Sea through the window of his room. He mused over the latest news he had received. A visitor from home had lamented the muddle that Limbani’s government had made of everything. Money was going into schools but the people still found it hard to find work and feed their families. On top of this Limbani had tried to bargain for independence but got talked into letting the country become a full colony of the Dutch. N’Dofa scoffed only a fool would have done such a thin...

Saturday, April 21st 2018, 11:20am

Author: Hood

Peruvian Future Projects

Looks a nice little river gunboat design.

Saturday, April 21st 2018, 11:19am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

6 September Avro chief test pilot J.H. ‘Jimmy’ Orrell made the first flight of the new Avro 705 Tudor V today. The aircraft is the second Tudor I prototype G-AGST converted with four 5,000lb Rolls-Royce RB.41 Nene III turbojets in two nacelles. It has been designed as a specialist flight research aircraft to investigate a variety of high altitude research tasks and the development of pressure cabins for commercial jet airliners. At least six aircraft are likely to be built and this first aircraf...

Saturday, April 21st 2018, 10:40am

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1948

28 August The troop transport ARA Vicente Fidel Lopez commissioned today into the Navy with the Auxiliary Squadron. The ship will be based at Rawson to operate in peacetime along the Patagonian coast, keeping local communities supplied during the winter and making regular runs to Terra del Fuego. 29 August Rescue and recovery efforts are in full swing in the Province of Salta. The military airfield at San Miguel de Tucuman, the best equipped airfield in the region, and the airport at Salta have ...

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 11:00am

Author: Hood

Belgian News 1948

1 September The first stone was laid to mark the beginning of construction of a new Auto Union car manufacturing factory in Forest/Vorst, southwest of Brussels. The venture is the brainchild of Pierre D'Ieteren, this family of industrialists also owns a long established coach-building business. D’Ieteren has been the Belgian importer of several US brands including Studebaker since the mid-1930s and recently entered into an agreement with the German Auto Union to import and build cars in Belgium ...

Saturday, April 14th 2018, 12:34pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1948

13 September The new Prime Minister Eduard Land and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dirk Stikker, have arrived in Berlin on a diplomatic visit at the invitation of the German Chancellor to visit Berlin for talks on future co-operation. 17 September Dominic Kelo, a long-time Ubangian Socialist Action Party member and activist and supporter of welfare charities has been appointed States-Generaal of Ubangi-Shari. 18 September At the RAI exhibition this week the coachbuilding companies Kromhout Mot...

Saturday, April 7th 2018, 4:36pm

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

1 September Judicial corporal punishment (birching and flogging) is abolished in Britain. 2 September The first prototype of the new De Havilland DH.112 Venom fighter, serial VV612, was flown from Hatfield today. The Venom ground-attack fighter began life as the ‘Thin Wing Vampire’ with 10% larger intakes, 22 degrees of wing sweepback with a thinner wing and the new 4,850lb Ghost turbojet. 350 were ordered by the Air Ministry earlier this year and the first should enter squadron service in 1950....

Monday, April 2nd 2018, 5:16pm

Author: Hood

United Kingdoms of the Netherlands News 1948

1 September The ex-Belgian liner Burgondier, laid up for many years awaiting conversion into a naval support ship has been formally reclassified as a Troop Transport (Assault) following a recent refit. Fitted with davits holding small landing craft she is intended to support an seaborne attack alongside the two purpose-built Amsterdam Class landing ships (one of which is yet to complete). It is believed that the funds for the conversion were released when the Marines were expanded and taken unde...

Monday, April 2nd 2018, 5:15pm

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1948

27 August Rescue efforts are well underway in the Province of Salta with aid supplies and assistance pledged from several nations around the world. Although much damage has been caused only two confirmed fatalities have been recorded, certainly a very lucky result given the intensity of the earthquake. Makeshift housing and hospitals are being erected and supplies of foodstuffs and medical supplies are increasing.

Friday, March 30th 2018, 10:32am

Author: Hood

British Empire News 1948

23 August The prototype Fairey Widgeon helicopter made its maiden flight from White Waltham today. The Widgeon is a helicopter designed to carry a pilot and four passengers, or two litters or light cargo. The Widgeon has attracted the interest of the RAF and FAA and a military evaluation will be carried out later this year. The civilian version will be the Series 1, the engine is an Alvis Leonides nine-cylinder air-cooled radial engine. 24 August The Army has begun to take delivery of the new QF...

Friday, March 30th 2018, 10:28am

Author: Hood

Noticias Argentinas 1948

Military Air Base San Miguel de Tucuman is the nearest and best equipped airfield in the region, can certainly handle up to medium bomber size but the G10N1 might be a bit big to safely operate on the runways. Salta has an airport but is mainly a regional one rather than equipped for heavy intercontinental aircraft.