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3 August 1940: Supplies Will Run Out in a Few Months

03 Aug

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REGULAR SUPPLY RUNS NEEDED, SAYS VICE ADMIRAL MALTA

The Island is running low on essential supplies and is at risk of running out without regular supply runs, according to the Vice Admiral Malta. Reporting on the current status of stocks, he said:

SS Cornwall (1)

SS Cornwall (1)

“Preliminary survey of essential supplies shows certain army and civil stocks are much below the level required to meet six months’ consumption. Some deficiencies will be made up if the British ship Cornwall arrives. It is essential that all services operate a common reserve policy and I recommend that six months’ supply is the minimum level of reserve wherever possible. I also recommend that a convoy runs to Malta at least every two months. This policy would require immediate shipments of supplies to bring reserves to eight months’ stock, which would allow the reserve to reduce to only six months between convoys.”

The Vice Admiral was supported by the Commander in Chief, Mediterranean, who agreed that the proper supply of Malta and effective reserves form an essential part of the fortress defence.

AIR RAIDS DAWN 3 AUGUST TO DAWN 4 AUGUST 1940

Weather Fine; windy.

No air raids.

OPERATIONS REPORTS SATURDAY 3 AUGUST 1940

ROYAL NAVY  Oswald reported rammed and torpedoed off Sicily by an Italian destroyer.

2nd Bn ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT  1730 hrs  Guard over the wrecked Hurricane at Luqa dismounted.

(1) www.clydesite.co.uk

 

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One response to “3 August 1940: Supplies Will Run Out in a Few Months

  1. Jason M. Pilalas

    August 3, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    I think you have chosen the wrong CORNWALL. The Town class destroyers were not transferred from the U.S. until late in 1940. Most likely you meant the heavy cruiser or a fast merchantman. Many thanks for the website and the work that goes into it. I have fond memories of a very nice visit to many WW2 sites two summers ago, and hope to return soon.

     

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