Bob is correct.
Context is everything. That reference is highly likely to refer to operations in the Adriatic in very limited "boxes", where repositioning in designated time slots was key. Going to max chat when you've already got 25 kts of wind down the deck is likely to result in people being unable to stand up and hence unable to operate.
True, but was it windy all the time out there?
The various books always referred to the ship speeding up to launch and someone doing ship speed/wind speed/aircraft mass/deck run calculations, but did the CVS have to be a a certain speed for vertical landing? I understand that when jet borne no lift of generated by the wings, yet a vertical landing on a ship moving forward was not quite the same as a vertical landing ashore.
The WAFUs on PPRuNe have often pointed out that carrier operations were not simply a matter for the pilot (and deck crew) and squadron maintainers, but also relied on the Bridge, Flyco, SCC, MCO, Operations Room, hangar, and various operators and maintainers.
The SHOL for the SHAR was tiny (R10-20, 15-25 wind over deck) IIRC.
Interesting - was that a function of the aircraft and its controls or of the ship and deck movement? Many of the anti carrier brigade have criticised the QEC as too large, yet cannot grasp that larger ships are thrown about less and are more stable.
I wonder had the 'through deck cruiser' been intended to carry fixed wing aircraft from the start, would it have resulted in a larger ship?