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5 December 1940: Malta’s Kindness to Refugees

05 Dec

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CHRISTMAS PARTY APPEAL LAUNCHED FOR REFUGEE CHILDREN

Philip Pullicino, Adjutant, Special Constabulary

Philip Pullicino, Adjutant, Special Constabulary

The Special Constabulary has put out a call for donations to fund a series of Christmas Parties for evacuated and distressed children.  In a broadcast to the Specials about their work today, the Adjutant of the Special Constabulary, Philip Pullicino, ended with an appeal for members to collect money from the public for this worthy cause.  With the funds raised from the appeal it is hoped to provide an afternoon’s entertainment, refreshments and gifts for the poorest and those hardest hit by the war. (1)

VILLAGES OFFER GENEROUS HOSPITALITY

The massive changes faced by rural villages in Malta since the outbreak of war have been highlighted by an article in the Times of Malta.  The village of Dingli, normal population 1200, now houses an extra 900 living as refugees.  Helping the village adapt to the changes is the District Committee, which co-ordinates refugee accommodation and rationing of essential commodities, provides additional help to the destitute and organises first aid training. 

The refugees have been quick to show their appreciation for the generous hospitality shown by the villagers.  As the Times emphasises, Dingli is just one example of the many villages adopting a helpful and co-ordinated approach to caring for refugees.

AIR RAIDS DAWN 5 DECEMBER TO DAWN 6 DECEMBER 1940

Weather  Cold and generally wet with bright intervals. 

No air raids.

OPERATIONS REPORTS THURSDAY 5 DECEMBER 1940

2nd Bn ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT  Battalion working party at Fort Mosta: two shifts of 1 officer and 60 other ranks each. 

(1)  The Road to Rome, Philo Pullicino, MPI Publishing 2012 

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