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6 November 1940: Are Raids Reprisal for Attacks on Italy?

06 Nov

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BBC microphone picFEARS IN MALTA THAT BBC MAY HAVE LEAKED VITAL INFORMATION

“Lately we have been bombing Naples and no doubt there will be reprisals. I am told that the BBC in a broadcast made some allusion to the base from which Naples was bombed though I did not myself hear the broadcast – and hazarded that it might be Malta; which seems a mighty stupid thing to say. I have no doubt that Malta it was; but we ourselves were very careful not to publish our own conviction. The BBC kindly did it for us. This was the more unwise since there was a Convoy on its way to us from Alexandria.” (1)

AIR RAIDS DAWN 6 NOVEMBER TO DAWN 7 NOVEMBER 1940

Weather  Fine.

No air raids.

0843 hrs One Wellington bomber crashes on the edge of Luqa airfield.

OPERATIONS REPORTS WEDNESDAY 6 NOVEMBER 1940

AIR HQ  Arrivals 1 Sunderland. Departures 1 Sunderland.

KALAFRANA Sunderland arrived from Cairo and left for UK with passengers and mail.

1st Bn KINGS OWN MALTA REGIMENT  Practice firing of anti-tank rifle with full charge ammunition at Mayesa Range.

(1) Extract from diary of Reverend Reginald M. Nicholls, Chancellor of St.Paul’s Anglican Cathedral, Valletta.  Courtesy of website: Malta Family History

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