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AMMUNITION STOCKS NEED TO INCREASE BY 50 PER CENT
Stocks of ammunition cannot meet Malta’s needs, according to Army Chiefs. The original estimate of 13 ½ million rounds made in 1939 is proving inadequate and should be increased by 50%, they say. The higher demands are due to the addition of three battalions, Royal Artillery units, anti-parachutists and extra light machine guns to the Island’s garrison. With only 9 million rounds currently held in Malta, Army HQ has written to the War Office requesting urgent deliveries to bring stocks up to the required level.
AIR RAIDS DAWN 9 AUGUST TO DAWN 10 AUGUST 1940
No air raids.
OPERATIONS REPORTS FRIDAY 9 AUGUST 1940
2nd Bn ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT Erecting elephant shelters at Ta Qali and Luqa for winter accommodation.
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