Armageddon Fed Up With This - Corrections and Clarifications

Inevitably the odd whoopsie has survived all my checks.

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Eric was actually born in Minster, where the family had moved before his birth.

 

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HMS Ark Royal (commissioned 1938) was not in fact the Royal Navy’s first purpose-built aircraft carrier; that honour belongs to HMS Hermes (commissioned 1924).

 

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Convoy PQ16 lost eight (not eleven) of its thirty-five ships, plus two damaged.

 

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My speculation about a project to deploy 3.7s by air is based on the Horsa glider, which was ridiculously inadequate for a load of that weight and bulk. I have since found out that the Hamilcar, just coming into service at that time, had an 8-ton payload, which was tantalisingly close. The gun would still have needed a lighter and smaller carriage to fit, however.

 

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A 'Mike' target involved concentrating a regiment of artillery on a single objective; 'Uncle' target brought in the rest of the division; and a (very rare) 'Victor' target deserved the attention of a whole corps.

 

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I have since discovered that Lieutenant Jimmy Coyle was killed in October 1944, serving with 2 Commando in Albania. He was just twenty-two years old.

 

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