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Yesterday, 6:00pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events, 1948

Novosti News Service, Bar, Monday, 8 November 1948 Ceremonies today at the Adriatic Shipyards marked completion of a further pair of landing ships for the Royal Yugoslav Navy. Landing Ship E, as she was known while under construction, was commissioned as Miljacka, while Landing Ship F was commissioned as Rakitnica. Both vessels will now undergo trials and operational training before joining the fleet early next year. L'Impartial (Neuchâtel), Tuesday, 9 November 1948 His Majesty King Petar of Yug...

Monday, September 24th 2018, 8:15pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events, 1948

Butuan Naval Shipyard, Saturday, 13 November 1948 Commander Trevor Stevens, US naval attaché, had been surprised when he received the invitation to visit the island of Mindanao and attend the launch ceremonies for the latest vessels of the Philippine Navy; admittedly, he had called at the Cavite yard several times, but by all reports the yard at Butuan was like a machine churning out vessels as if on an assembly line. And what he saw was not far from that image. The yard itself was well laid out...

Sunday, September 23rd 2018, 9:38pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events, 1948

The North Sea, Off the Scottish Coast, Sunday, 7 November 1948 The pair of Dornier Do330 long-range reconnaissance aircraft had taken off in the early morning hours, and staged through the recently established airfield on Heligoland to extend their radius of operation. Flying parallel to the Scottish coast, approximately twenty kilometres to the west, their mission was one of routine reconnaissance – that is, if tempting the British lion in its den can be called routine. Intelligence believed th...

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 6:17pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, 1948

The Peruvian Times (Lima), 12 November 1948 The Ministry of Defense announced today that the frigate Prado has successfully completed its operational training and has been selected to make a goodwill cruise to Guayaquil.

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 1:12pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

ROFLMAO! Bravo! Nicely done. See what you can do when you channel your inner Jingles?

Wednesday, September 19th 2018, 12:39am

Author: BruceDuncan

Yugoslav News and Events, November 1948

Novosti News Service, Kotor, Sunday, 7 November 1948 The landing ships Demicka and Grabovicka have arrived here following their initial operational training. They will join their sisters Bobovica and Corkovac is carrying out amphibious warfare training with elements of the Royal Yugoslav Army along the southern shore of the Gulf of Kotor.

Tuesday, September 18th 2018, 6:39pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Quoted from "Brockpaine" Added the above with a more detailed account of the tank incident during Operation August Storm. Pretty much boils down to "new tank curbstomps old tanks." Shouldn't be much of a surprise. As I read this, why was I hearing the color-commentary in Jingles' voice? :D

Monday, September 17th 2018, 6:42pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events, 1948

The Bohol Chronicle, Wednesday, 10 November 1948 The escort tanker Albay is due to be launched today in the Puerto Princesa naval shipyard, where her construction will continue. The Albay is the last of the four Abra class oilers authorized under the current construction program, and there is presently no indication of future construction in the Palawan yard.

Monday, September 17th 2018, 2:33pm

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events, 1948

Quoted from "Hood" Some interesting developments afoot. ;) <These are not the droids you're looking for> "These are not the droids we're looking for. Move along!"

Monday, September 17th 2018, 1:40am

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events, 1948

London, The German Embassy, Thursday, 4 November 1948 “Immingham; Grimsby” Walter Schellenburg dropped the latest cable from Berlin onto his desk with a sigh. It requested detailed information on the two ports on the south shore of the Humber estuary; one noted for little more than its coal docks, the other for its fishing fleet. But Abwehr headquarters was insistent – as much information as possible was requested in the shortest possible time. Schellenburg would do what he could. Published sour...

Sunday, September 16th 2018, 2:30am

Author: BruceDuncan

Meanwhile, in Russia: 1948

Always interesting to read the latest Russian news... much food for thought there.

Monday, September 10th 2018, 9:13pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events, November 1948

Manila, The Malacañan Palace, Wednesday, 3 November 1948 The regular meeting of the Council of Ministers had touched upon many subjects of domestic interest, yet when matters turned to foreign affairs, Carlos Rómulo broached some rather unexpected news. “The consul-general in Batavia has cabled that Van Mook, governor-general of the East Indies, has announced his resignation, and The Hague has already announced his replacement.” There were looks of surprise and, in the case of Minister of Financ...

Saturday, September 8th 2018, 1:28am

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events, November 1948

Der Tagesspiegel, Monday, 1 November 1948 The Heereswaffenamt has issued a request for proposals for a new personal defence weapon for vehicle crews, with the intention of supplanting the machine pistols presently in service with the Heer. The open ended specification is open to both domestic sources and those located in friendly nations; the only limitation is that the weapon should be chambered for the 9mm Parabellum cartridge. Light Cruiser Custoza, The South Pacific, Chatham Island bearing N...

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 2:23am

Author: BruceDuncan

Peruvian News and Events, November 1948

El Popular (Lima), 4 November 1948 The post-refit trials of the cruiser Amazonas were completed today without serious complication, and the vessel has been declared operational.

Thursday, September 6th 2018, 2:16am

Author: BruceDuncan

British Army 1949

Quoted from "Rooijen10" Hopefully. No doubt you looked with Google as well and encountered the same amount of info on it as I have (which is pretty much nothing). Yes. Since counter-battery radars were not regularly deployed until the 1960s (the UK's Green Archer being among the first) I am hoping for further details.

Wednesday, September 5th 2018, 10:01pm

Author: BruceDuncan

British Army 1949

Quoted from "Rooijen10" If it is like the OTL one, then it would be a Radar Vehicle. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FV300_Series I was hoping Hood could provide a more complete description.

Tuesday, September 4th 2018, 11:00pm

Author: BruceDuncan

British Army 1949

Quoted FV307: An RDF vehicle with hull of the FV306/02 light ARV using the FV300 series light tank chassis. To enter service in 1949. Could you please elucidate what you mean by "an RDF vehicle".

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 8:52pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Philippine News and Events, 1948

Frigate Jolo, 1 dg 47 min North, 120 dg 7 min East, Tuesday, 26 October 1948 The Jolo, together with several other units of Patrol Escort Squadron Three, had been loitering off the northern exits to the Makassar Strait, charged with monitoring – or as some might say – spying on – the ongoing Dutch naval exercises further to the south. Only infrequently did they observe any of the Dutch vessels thus engaged but the ship’s dradis had made numerous distant contacts with the aircraft supporting the ...

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 12:30pm

Author: BruceDuncan

Belgian News 1948

Quoted from "Hood" 20 October Off Balikpapan six days of intensive naval exercises have begun. Exercise Golden Horn is designed to test the readiness of the DEI's coastal defence fleet. 27 October Discussions began in Amsterdam today about the possibility of forming a Dutch television network across the country. A panel of experts has been appointed to assess the technical requirements a television broadcasting system would require. It is possible that an initial broadcasting channel could be o...

Saturday, September 1st 2018, 12:15am

Author: BruceDuncan

German News and Events, 1948

Kieler Nachrichten, Saturday, 30 October 1948 The corvettes Thetis and Medusa were completed today at the Schichau works at Memel. Following their builders’ trials, they will be assigned to the Lehrdivision of the Kriegsmarine for operational training, which is expected to complete in the early spring of next year. Elbinger Volksstimme, Sunday, 31 October 1948 The corvettes Nymphe and Niobe were launched today in the Memel yard of the Schichau firm. These vessels, the last of the Amazone-class, ...