Diary for Friday, March 29, 1940:
Capitan Antoine de Saint-Exupery flies first recce sortie over West Germany in the Bloch 174 (max. speed 530 km/hour).
Air Marshal Portal appointed AOC, RAF Bomber Command.
Atlantic: French cruiser Algerie escorts two US ships from Halifax with cargoes of American-built warplanes.
Britain: Prince Alexander Obolensky, famous rugby player, killed landing RAF aircraft in East Anglia, aged 24.