The world is at war once again. Nazi Germany has turned it’s back on peace, completing the unification with Austria, the invasion of the Sudetenland and the Blitzkrieg occupations of Belgium and France. Benito Mussolini, seeing an opportunity to further his ambitions for Italian expansion, has sided with Germany and turned his attention to the Mediterranean and Africa.
Within hours of declaring war on Britain and France, Mussolini called for an offensive throughout the Mediterranean but one small island threatened the Axis supply line to North Africa. Malta.
Both sides recognised the importance of the small island in controlling the central Mediterranean and soon the Italian Regia Aeronautica and German Luftwaffe had turned their focus to neutralising the Maltese threat.
With only limited aircraft available and an inability to consistently service and repair their fighters, RAF command on Malta is holding on by a thread.
Britain, November 1941
Formed in August 1940 as a secret wing of No. 19 Squadron RAF, No. 19 (SD) Squadron RAF was set up in a bid to take the fight to the Luftwaffe. The most accomplished flyers from across the RAF were brought together by Squadron Leader Henry Lovell-Brown and provided with the latest production Supermarine Spitfires, the best ground crews in the RAF and a blank cheque.
In attempt to slow the German attacks against Britain, the men of No. 19 (SD) Squadron were tasked with carrying out a series of clandestine attacks behind enemy lines, with the aim of directly influencing the capabilities of the German Luftwaffe to carry out successful attacks against the RAF in the British Skies.
Ultimately the Operation was seen as a success by many senior officers in the RAF but the high casualties taken during the attacks and the renewed focus needed for the Battle of Britain resulted in the disbanding of the Squadron. The pilots were sent back to their original squadrons and the war continued.
Now, with Allied survival in the Mediterranean hanging by a thread, RAF Fighter Command are seeking to bring together another elite unit. They are to form the bulk of a Squadron being sent over as reinforcements to help turn the tide. Their task. The Defence of Malta.
This game is a sequel to Operation Nemesis
Hosted and narrated by:
Da O'hArgain (DaOhArgain)
Scenes played: 3
License: Host License