Monday, 1 July 1940


Pilot Officer Louis Strange, DSO, MC, DFC* takes command of the Parachute Training School at Ringway, as Acting Squadron Leader.


Squadron Leader E.V. Knowles relinquishes command of No. 56 Squadron, and is posted to the Air Ministry. At some point before 10 July S/Ldr Knowles is assigned to the Admiralty to act as assistant to Group Captain Geoffrey Bowman, the Deputy Director (Air) at Combined Operations.

Lord Halifax, the Foreign Secretary, calls a meeting in which he requires a centralised control of all the clandestine operations.


A French motor torpedo-boat (MTB) returns at night to a beach near Brest and picks up an unidentified agent it had landed on 20th June.