Notable successes for northern front airmen
Our airmen have achieved notable successes in operations on the northern part of our front.
Naval airmen made successful raids on the Engel aerodrome and dumps in Belgium.
Enemy aviators raided Dunkirk on Tuesday night. Four persons were killed and ten injured.
Activity on both sides is confined chiefly to raiding enterprises and artillery actions.
Portuguese troops repulsed a raid attempted by the enemy near La Bassee. The French have beaten off attacks near Reillon, in Lorraine.
A semi-official note issued in Paris states that since September the Germans have withdrawn 24 divisions from the Eastern Front, leaving 113 divisions still on that front.
There is still fierce fighting on the Italian front.
Sir Eric Geddes, First Lord of the Admiralty, informed the House of Commons of an attack made by four German destroyers on a convoy bound from Scotland to Norway.
The British destroyer Partridge was sunk and the destroyer Pellew damaged. Six merchant vessels (five Norwegian and one British) and four armed trawlers were sunk. A large number of the crews of merchantmen were saved by war vessels that hastened to the rescue.
A Court of Inquiry is being held into “the whole of the circumstances connected with the attack, the escape of the enemy vessels, and the absence of the protecting vessels detailed by the Commander-in-Chief to protect the convoy”.