This table lists the main events where the Allied were involved, day by day.
|16/2||Altmark incident: British destroyer Cossack enters a Norwegian fjord and seizes the German ship Altmark.|
|5/4||General Mackesy receives order to land in Narvik and push on to Gällivare (in Sweden) as quickly as possible.|
|8/4||British destroyers lays mines on Norwegian
waters south of Narvik.
The Allied expeditionary force to Narvik embarks in Scottish ports.
|9/4||British expedition to Norway is cancelled, when the reports about large German fleet movements in North Sea comes in. Instead the cruisers|
|10/4||Five British destroyers (2nd Flotilla, under Captain Warburton-Lee) attack the ten German destroyers in Narvik. Two British and two German destroyers sunk. Warburton-Lee, who died in the action, got the first Victoria Cross to be awarded in the war.|
|13/4||A British naval force with battleship Warspite in the lead attacks Narvik and sinks the remaining German destroyers (2nd battle of Narvik).|
Elements of Scots Guard battalion lands north of Narvik.
Marine detachment of 350 men lands in Namsos (operation Henry).
|15/4||British 24th Brigade lands at Harstad northwest of Narvik.|
|16/4||First 1000 men of British 146th Brigade lands at Namsos.|
|17/4||The rest of British 146th Brigade lands at Namsos.
Marine detachment of 725 men lands at Åndalsnes (operation Primrose).
|18/4||British 148th Brigade lands at Åndalsnes and Molde.|
|19/4||French mtn. brigade Chasseurs Alpins lands in Namsos.|
|21/4||British troops from 148th Brigade reach the front on both sides of lake Mjösa.|
|22/4||Battle of Balbergkamp, north of Lillehammer, at the southern end of Gudbrandsdal. The Germans break through the British defenses.|
|23/4||British 15th Brigade lands at Åndalsnes.
Battle at Tretten in Gudbrandsdal.
Battle at Tromsa in Gudbrandsdal.
Heavy bombardment of Narvik by British naval force. Planned subsequent landing by I/Irish Guards not carried out.
|25/4||Chief of Staffs approves of planning for an
evacuation of Allied troops from central Norway.
Battle at Kvam in Gudbrandsdal (first day).
|26/4||Battle at Kvam in Gudbrandsdal (second day). The Kvam position falls.|
|27/4||Withdrawal from central Norway approved by
the Military Co-ordination Committee. The order reaches General Carton de
Wiart at Namsos during the night.
Battle at Kjörem in Gudbrandsdal.
|28/4||General Paget in Gudbrandsdal gets the order
for evacuation in the morning.
Battle at Otta in Gudbrandsdal.
|2/5||Last British troops south of Trondheim
evacuate through Åndalsnes on the night to 2/5.
German troops reach Åndalsnes shortly after the last troop transport has left.
|3/5||Last Allied troops in Namsos area evacuated through Namsos on the night to 3/5.|
|6/5||French Foreign Legionnaires half brigade lands in Narvik area.|
|13/5||Mixed allied force takes Bjerkvik by amphibious assault. First allied use of landing crafts.|
|31/5||Allied and Norwegian troops evacuates from Bodö. Last allied base south of Narvik.|
|3/6||Final order for evacuation of all Allied troops in Norway|
|4/6||Evacuation of Allied troops in Narvik area begins.|
|7/6||Norwegian King and Government leaves Norway
British carrier Glorious is sunk by Scharnhorst.
|9/6||Last Allied troops evacuates from Northern
All Norwegian troops in Northern Norway lay down their arms.