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NORMAL TRADING RESUMES
The Government today lifted restrictions on opening hours of shops across Malta. The move has been welcomed by retailers, whose businesses have been affected by commodity shortages as well as shorter opening times. The civilian curfew hours will remain unchanged.
The restrictions, introduced on 29 May, required shops to close one hour before the 8.30pm curfew time and to remain closed until the curfew lifted at 6 o’clock in the morning. With the lifting of these restrictions shop owners are free to return to their normal trading schedules, making it easier for civilians to shop outside of their own working hours.
AIR RAIDS DAWN 18 NOVEMBER TO DAWN 19 NOVEMBER 1940
No air raids.
OPERATIONS REPORTS MONDAY 18 NOVEMBER 1940
ROYAL NAVY HMS Newcastle arrived with RAF reinforcements. She developed boiler and condenser defects and remained for repairs.
KALAFRANA Marine Craft Section rescued two crew of a Swordfish from a rubber dinghy three miles off Benghaisa.
FORTRESS ROYAL ENGINEERS Responsibility for bomb disposal assigned to Lt E E Talbot, Bomb Disposal Officer, RE.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS Bomb Disposal taken over by Bomb Disposal Officer, Royal Engineers and so ceases to be responsibility of Inspecting Ordnance Officer.
2nd Bn ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT Battalion handed over guard duty at War HQ Lascaris and Barracca to 3rd Bn Kings Own Malta Regiment.
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