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Diary November 12, 1941

aircraft carrier Argus
The old aircraft carrier Argus (commissioned 1918, only 20 aircraft and 20 kts) served as a training carrier by 1940, although her war service included convoy escort and aircraft ferrying. She replaced Ark Royal in Force H following that carrier’s loss next day. She participated in Operation Torch, but by 1943 had reverted to her role as a training carrier.
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, November 12, 1941:

Sea War

Mediterranean: 34 of 37 Hawker Hurricane fighters flown off Ark Royal and Argus land in Malta (Operation Perpetual).

Neutrals

Vichy France: Huntziger, former Vichy Minister of War, killed in air crash near Nimes; aged 61.

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