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Re: Aircraft on cruiser Fiji
Random dipping into the Pink Lists for July, August and September 1940 shows no aircraft allocated to Fiji. (The same is true for January - May 1941)
Consulting the October 1940 Edition of CB 0815B, the half-yearly Particulars of War Vessels and Aircraft return, re Fiji it states “Catapult not yet fitted”. (And the same is true for the April 1941 edition.)
There is a small dispute in progress as to whether the ship actually embarked an aircraft at any time in 1940.
Does anybody know the answer.
I am aware that Fiji ran sea trials in April 1940 without the catapult.
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