World War 2 despatches

Despatches during World War 2, submitted by commanders-in-chief, were published in The Gazette. 

The issue or supplement number, title and date of publication of a few are listed below, or [view full list]

38005 First and second Battles of Narvik, 10 and 13 April 1940 

37584 Operations in Central Norway,1940 

38011 Norway campaign 17 July 1940 

38331 Raid on military and economic objectives in the Lofoten Islands 1941

38342 Raid on military and economic objectives in the vicinity of Vaagso Island, 7 Jan 1942 

38293 Transportation of the Army to Greece and evacuation of the army from Greece, 1941 

38296 The Battle of Crete, 4 August 1941 

37655 Operations of East Africa Command, 12 July 1941 to 8 January 1943 

37779 Operations in North West Africa from 8 November 1942 to 13 May 1943 

38569 The landings in North Africa, 1943 

38177 Operations in the Middle East from 1 November 1941 to 15 August 1942 

37786 Operations in the Middle East from 16 February 1943, to 8 January 1944 

38086 The Attack on St Nazaire, 1942 

38225 The capture of Diego Suarez, 16 June 1942 

38045 The Dieppe Raid, 30 August 1942 

38432 Coastal Force actions, 13 March 1943 

38205 The conquest of Sicily from 10 July 1943 to 17 August 1943 

38899 Operations in connection with the landings in the Gulf of Salerno on 9 September 1943 

38937 The Allied Armies in Italy from 3 September 1943 to 12 December 1944 

39367 The part played by the Allied forces in the final defeat of the enemy in the Mediterranean theatre, March to May 1945.

37728 Operation in Eastern Theatre, based on India, from March 1942 to 31 December 1942 

38274 Operations in the Indo-Burma theatre based on India, 21 June 1943 to 15 November 1943  

37711 Operations in the North-west Europe from 6 June 1944 to 5 May 1945 

38110 The Assault Phase of the Normandy Landings, 16 October 1944 

39171 Operations in Burma and North-East India from 16 November 1943 to 22 June 1944

39187 Operations in Assam and Burma from 23 June 1944 to 12 November 1944  

39195 Operations in Burma from 12 November to 15 August 1945 

39195 Operations in Burma from 12 November 1944 to 15 August 1945 

38269 Naval operations in Ramree Island area 19 January to 22 February 1945 

 


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