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AIR RAID SUMMARY NOVEMBER 1940
- No of raids 32
- Days without air raids 13
- Total time under alert 15 hrs 10 mins
- Average length of alert 28½ mins
- Number of Malta aircraft lost since June 1940: 4
- Number of enemy aircraft destroyed since June 1940: 24 confirmed; 25 probable
AIR RAIDS DAWN 1 DECEMBER TO DAWN 2 DECEMBER 1940
Weather Cold and wet.
No air raids.
FORTRESS ROYAL ENGINEERS Fortress Royal Engineers re-organised to comprise 24 Fortress Company RE and Nos 1 and 2 Works Companies Malta Territorial Force (Embodied). No 1 Bomb Disposal Section formed of NCOs and men of 24 Fortress Coy RE. Personnel of this Section have been trained in bomb disposal work by Bomb Disposal Officer S/Lt E E Talbot, RE.
24 Fortress Company RE and HQ Fortress Royal Engineers vacated Casemate Barracks and occupied Lintorn Barracks. No 2 Works Company employed on building accommodation for 2nd Bn Manchester Regt and Ack Ack searchlight station and section HQ at Bajda. No 1 Works Company began work on a cookhouse at Zeitun School. Two sections of No 1 Company are permanently accommodated at Marsaxlokk and two of No 2 Company at Ghain Tuffieha for work in those areas.
ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS Unloading of ammunition from SS Clan Forbes and Clan Fraser continues. All Inspecting Ordnance Officer’s staff employed without break on the task of distributing and storing this ammunition.
2nd Bn ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT Strength of Battalion: 27 officers, 882 other ranks.
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