Hi Sean,Wadinga wrote: "Did this happen?"
sure, I concede this happened, at least according to Duncan's list of messages (however this signal is missing in Norfolk message extract, appendix 1 to Wake-Walker report from June 5th and the message is not addressed to CS1, it looks like an encouragement message for the crews)....
No, it doesn't. It just means that, after receiving Wake-Walker refusal to re-engage, Pound hoped NF and SF could at least keep it up with the shadowing..... it was not the case, as we know....you wrote:"Does this signify approval of not re-engaging?"
We know from Kelburn (letter from Kennedy to Roskill) that the message about the "intentions" to re-engage really "nagged at Wake-Walker" as he clearly understood that such a request for "intentions" simply meant that the Admiralty was suggesting the re-engagement, as obvious for any experienced Navy officer.