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Royal Navy Battle Honours
World War II

The following Battle Honours were awarded to US-built Royal Navy Escort Carriers for actions and campaigns during World War II:

Atlantic 1939-1945 Ocean convoy escorts, or support forces that took part in a successful action, Equator to the Arctic Circle between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945.
East Indies 1940-1945 Successful attacks against enemy shipping or significant shore installations in the Indian Ocean, including the Red Sea, Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
Norway 1940-1945 Operations in coastal waters of Norway as far north as Tromsø between 8 April and 8 June 1940, and successful actions in these waters at a later date to May 1945.
Arctic 1941-1945 Covering forces in support of, and escorts to, the convoys running to and from North Russia; also those ships which operated in the area and took part in a successful action, within the Arctic Circle, except for the coastal waters of Norway to the southward of Tromso, September 1941 to May 1945.
Malaya 1942-1945 Forces taking part in a successful action in Malacca Strait and waters adjacent to the Malay Peninsula and Sumatra between 7N-7S and 95-108E, January 1942 to August 1945.
Pacific 1942-1945 Pacific Ocean, January 1942 to August 1945.
North Africa 1942-1943 Forces taking part in Operation Torch, the support of landing forces and the army ashore in Algeria and Tunisia, between 8 November 1942 and 20 February 1943.
Salerno 1943 Operation Avalanche, support of landing forces at Salerno on the Mainland of Italy, 9 September to 6 October 1943.
Aegean 1944 Forces engaged with the enemy in all waters of the Aegean Archipelago, between 35-42N and 22-30E, January to December 1944.
Normandy 1944 Operation Neptune, covering and support forces in the Channel, Dover to Ushant, for landings in France, 6 June to 3 July 1944.
South France 1944 Operation Dragoon, Task Force 88, support of landing forces on the south coast of France, 15 August 1944.
Burma 1944-1945 Operations over Burma, October 1944 to April 1945, and May to August 1945.
Okinawa 1945 Operation Iceberg, Task Force 57 attacks on airfields in the Sakashima Gunto in the East China Sea, during the assault on Okinawa, 26 March to 25 May 1945.

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