A few additional notes on the subject: I had sight of the question and answer file in 1971, at the time not much was publicly known re Churchill, Pound and Leach et al. So when I read it it was new to me, but not to insiders of course. I was allowed to view a few documents unofficially (at the time one was NOT allowed to let anybody know that one had seen anything). This was the start of my looking at official material some of which I was allowed to put into the British Battleship volume, but could not list these in the sources.
After seeing the file I was able to speak off the record to Admiral Buckley (Head of Naval Historical) on this matter, with the proviso that I kept it secret. As everyone is now pushing up the daisies ....
I can recount; in brief; Churchill upon hearing that Leach had disengaged, rose up in his fashion and climbed upon Pound, demanding action , somewhat similar to the Spartivento action.
After he later learned the full story, he calmed down. Pound swayed with Churchill's wind as he sometime did, but the thing was put to bed after both had downed a drink to two and viewed the matter from a fuller perspective.
No cover up, NO suggestion of cowardice by Leach, Wake-Walker or Ellis.
The only thing missing is Pound's personal papers, and they were destroyed at the time of his death, upon his instructions.
I will post some more on the Dfing subject tomorrow.
Thank you Phil for posting this for me. I appreciate it.