...Whitley's German Battleships, 'The Man who torpedoed the Scharnhorst' (which disposes of any notion that Glasfurd would pack a revolver--I know someone was kidding, but just in case...), various issues of Warship International
and, of course, Geirr Haar's monumental series on Norway.
Winton (and to some degree Roskill) has gone into this action and remains the best and most comprehensive of the lot.
My own thoughts, as published in WI
, involved a rebuting of certain comments made in the Letters section followed by a reiteration of the facts and a comparison of how Glorious
was handled in action vis-a-vis
I'll withhold judgment on this fellow's ideas, since I haven't read them in detail.
Regardless of any other issues, including this latest 'revelation', there can be no excuse whatsoever for how D'Oyly-Hughes handled his command once Glorious
left ahead of the pack for home.
The whole accepted to date story is told in John Winton's Carrier Glorious . He talked to a lot of FAA Glorious vets; their consensus was that Heath was a good man, hard done by. He quotes an officer who tried to persuade a pilot to make the RN his career, but the pilot cited Heath as an example a man who did everything right and still got cheated of a career. And their reports and opinions of D'Oyly-Hughes are scathing. https://www.amazon.com/Carrier-Glorious-Aircraft-Military-Paperbacks/dp/0304352446