again we are moving out of topic here.
Please, if you have any new evidence about the Court Martial, post it and we will discuss.
Else, you have to accept Tovey letter, McMullen interview, Roskill clear interpretation, the ADM 205/10 papers and Sir Henry Leach opinion
, being exactly the same as Roskill.
All the above are facts certifying that the Court Martial was envisaged, menaced and almost immediately withdrawn, while "certain aspects" were indeed under investigation until September 1941.
The message regarding the "intentions" to re-engage was clear for everybody, including Wake-Walker, this is a fact, as we have Kelburn as witness of W-W reaction to it.
Regarding the "admirable job" signal, I'm just very doubtful now regarding ALL the messages listed officially by the Admiralty: too many are missing in other reports (including B-Dienst intercepted signals) and I have NOT seen yet an original signal log
from a single ship, ONLY "redacted" extracts compiled and prepared "post mortem".....
In any case, the signal is just an encouragement signal sent to everybody, not to CS1 and it has nothing to do with the Court Martial request for not re-engaging.
Finally, the fact that Wake-Walker was at Dunkerque and acted well may be a notable exception in his career, but I remember we agreed among ourselves not to dig anymore into his past actions, e.g. the ramming of the Maplebranch
in harbor (1934) for which he was found guilty in all trials, the sinking of HMS Achates
(July 1941) for which he received the "severe displeasure" of Their Lordships, the trenchant judgement of Adm R.Backhouse
in his personal record (1938), ..... I hope you still agree to leave his curriculum apart and to speak ONLY about the Bismarck operation !
"It takes three years to build a ship; it takes three centuries to build a tradition" (Adm.A.B.Cunningham)