chapter  19
8 Pages

1 July

Mers-el-Kébir in order to provide sufficient destroyers to screen the heavy ships of Force ‘H’.3 He recommended that Captain Holland, whom he had nominated as the British emissary because of his long association with the French Navy, should arrive at Mers-el-Kébir on the afternoon of 2 July, so that whichever option was adopted by the French, it could be completed by dusk on 3 July.