This document is a modern transcription of Admiralty file ADM 239/261, "The Fighting Instructions," published 1939. This is sometimes known as the Admiralty Fighting Instructions. The original document is held at the The National Archives at Kew, London. This Crown Copyrighted material is reproduced here by kind permission of The National Archives.
(Cover letter for 'The Fighting Instructions')
Attention is called to the penalties
attaching to any infraction of the
This book is the property of H.M. Government.
(SHORT TITLE- F.I.)
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(i) The Fighting Instructions are based on the principles of naval warfare as laid down in the Naval War Manual. They are supplemented by the following instructions and orders:-
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