Operation EJ (i)

This was a British and US meeting in which naval representatives met in Iceland to consider and organise joint naval activities in the North Atlantic despite the fact that the USA was still neutral (27 September 1941).

The British representatives of Admiral Sir John Tovey’s Home Fleet, which was then to proceed to the 'EJ' (ii) anti-shipping sweep off German-occupied Norway, reached the Hvalfjördur in Iceland from Scapa Flow with the battleship King George V, fleet carrier Victorious, light cruiser Aurora, and destroyers Ashanti, Bedouin, Eskimo, Matabele, Punjabi and Somali. The Americans were representatives of Admiral Ernest J. King’s Atlantic Fleet.