British deployment in Greece, Fall and Winter 1940

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British deployment in Greece, Fall and Winter 1940

Post by CNE503 » 17 Jan 2019 07:53

Hello,

Could someone please provide me some information about the deployment of the Force "W" in Greece (mainland and islands) as of November 1940?
I need, if possible, a detailed account of the British deployment, especially concerning the British air assets sent in mainland Greece.

Thank you for any help provided.
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Re: British deployment in Greece, Fall and Winter 1940

Post by Sheldrake » 17 Jan 2019 12:30

British official history cover this.
Middle east Vol1 https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/UK/ ... index.html
Middle East Vol 2 https://www.ibiblio.org/hyperwar/UN/UK/ ... index.html
For more detail you may need war diaries or the summary in CAB 44 classified history used to prepare the Official Histories.
CAB 44/120 [c1946] Section V, chapters P and Q: 1940 Nov.-1941 Apr. the plan for the assistance of Greece and the despatch of "Barbarity" force; the campaign of "Lustre" force, by Lieutenant-Colonel E. E. Rich.
CAB 44/121 [c. 1946]
Section V, chapter R: 1940 Nov.-1941 June, the campaign in Crete, by Lieutenant-Colonel E. E. Rich.

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Re: British deployment in Greece, Fall and Winter 1940

Post by CNE503 » 18 Jan 2019 14:25

Sheldrake,

A huge thank you, it was exactly what I was looking for!

Regards,
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