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Windsor was assigned to the 6th Destroyer Flotilla in the Atlantic Fleet in In she was part of the Portsmouth Local Flotilla. In October she transferred to Western Approaches Command but continued her assignment in the Southwestern Approaches.
By January escorr, she was based at Plymouth for these duties. In MayWindsor transferred to the 19th Destroyer Flotilla at Dover and was assigned to the support of military operations opposing the highly successful German offensive into FranceBelgiumthe Netherlandsand Luxembourg that began that month. She began support operations Wrestling escort Mendip 27 Maypatrolling off the Dunkirk beachhead and escorting ships engaged in evacuating personnel from it.
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Despite her damage, however, she remained in action, evacuating troops from Dunkirk on 30 May troops on one trip and troops on a second trip on 31 May troops on 1 June, and troops in two voyages on 2 June.
She made her final evacuation trip on 3 June, transporting 1, troops and bringing to 3, the number of troops she had evacuated from Dunkirk. Windsor proceeded to Liverpool on 4 June for repairs and a refit, and her pennant number was changed to I Swinging sites in Southend on Sea ' s repairs were completed on 24 April Windsor returned to the 16th Destroyer Flotilla at Harwich in July and resumed her North Sea convoy and patrol duties.
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Force P proceeded to Lowe Sound at Spitsbergen to establish a refuelling base. Windsor operated as a guard ship there from 12 September until 21 Septemberwhen refuelling operations were complete and she departed for Iceland.
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