Recent content by Errolwi

  1. Munich Shuffle: 1938-1942

    OTL the Aussie and Kiwi Brigade groups arrived in Scotland mid-June, don't see any reason for that to change. There will possibly be even less stuff to equip them with ITTL if more has gone to France.
  2. Smallest operations that could have significantly changed either World War?

    Presentation on the different Italian naval special ops, including discussion of wider impacts.
  3. Make Gallipoli less prevalent in the Australian consciousness.

    Passchendaele didn't have that effect in NZ - Gallipoli being the first significant 'service' to Empire is a major identifier. You have to do something really big, like being perceived as stopping the Spring Offensive.
  4. How not to build a submarine. The Collins Class.

    That would primarily depend on the expected operating areas of the Oberons vs the Collins, wouldn't it?
  5. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    Hmm. Timor? Maybe not, not Aussie. Rabaul?
  6. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    I imagine some RNZAF pilots in RAF or Article XV squadrons will get MBs, but RNZAF ground crew only operated in the Far East briefly OTL, otherwise with RNZAF squadrons in the Pacific. I can't see the NZ government getting its hands on such sweet gear for relative backwaters.
  7. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    Your choice of word to describe the later part of 1941 indicates part of the problem!!! ;););) Looking forward to some RNZAF pilots and ground crew getting somewhat more effective mounts, wherever that may turn out being!
  8. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    And perhaps more importantly the Australian and NZ Governments and theater commanders have not been lied to by the British, destroying trust. They expected pressure to split up forces (Blamey thought Freyberg too trusting early on, and he was right - see a bunch of nicked signalers, and the LRDG...
  9. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    The NZ part of that is somewhat political. This was discussed between the three Governments and their Theatre representatives OTL 1940-41. Administration (including Freyberg's right to communicate directly with the NZ Government) and training of NZ troops would remain the responsibility of 2nd...
  10. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    Bonza mate! A recent podcast with the author of a book about the Aussies in OTL's campaign. Apparently the Foreign Legion objected to fighting itself! Also the Brits setting things up so they could take the credit or avoid the blame as the situation required. Coalition warfare, isn't it great...
  11. Just how bad was Mark Clark for the Wallied effort in Italy?

    Your summary is double-counting in places, because only one NZ division existed in-theatre.
  12. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    Certainly useful and adds to my understanding. So long has they don't unduly slow further output (which I assume they don't, might even help you keep things straight?)
  13. What other countries could have plausibly renamed themselves in the 20th/21st centuries?

    Not impossible that New Zealand takes up Aotearoa as an alternative name. I think the Dutch would have to do something really impressive to annoy us for NZ to be dropped completely. Currently the official attitude seems to be that Aotearoa is the name of the country in Maori (an official language)
  14. AHC: Peerless Air Ministry

    Yes, the end of OTL's evacuation benefited from bombers being withdrawn for Russia. ABC took a punt and got away with it, a few thousand extra troops taken off. Will be interesting to see if the Germans actually send in the paras against better defences.
  15. Keynes' Cruisers Volume 2

    I assume that some other countries evolved this to what the RNZAF did out of Fiji before weather satellites - sawtooth recon to locate the centre. Fly your Sunderland flying boat (I assume that this is easier in less slab-side aircraft, but you use what you have) towards where you think the eye...