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Infantry Battalions have ordered to stand by again for unloading of supplies. Three warships are expected to arrive in Malta within days carrying quantities of armour and ordnance stores. Two are estimated to dock in daylight and the third after dark.
Unloading parties of one officer, two NCOs and 50 men will be formed and report to Hamilton Wharf in the Dockyard at specified times. Battalions are asked to find as many men as possible with experience of stevedore work for the unloading parties. Each will work for shifts of four hours. The objective is to unload the ships in the shortest possible time – and hopefully to replicated the efficient unloading of the convoy on 2 September.
AIR RAIDS DAWN 24 SEPTEMBER TO DAWN 25 SEPTEMBER 1940
Weather Fine, with scirocco.
No air raids.
OPERATIONS REPORTS TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 1940
AIR HQ Arrivals 1 Sunderland. Departures 1 Sunderland.
KALAFRANA One Sunderland arrived from Middle East. One Sunderland left for Gibraltar with Naval passenger.
2nd Bn ROYAL IRISH FUSILIERS Information received that reinforcements may arrive very soon. Final instructions received regarding Northern Infantry Brigade exercise No. 1.
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