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23 December 1940: Christmas Appeal Raises Nearly £700

23 Dec

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HMAS Sydney

HMAS Sydney

TARGET EXCEEDED IN THREE WEEKS

The Special Constabulary’s Christmas party appeal closed today, having exceeded its target in just three weeks.  Launched on 5 December, the appeal was designed to raise funds to provide Christmas parties to the children most affected by the war.  The events are being held across Malta and Gozo in the run-up to Christmas. 

AIR RAIDS DAWN 23 DECEMBER TO DAWN 24 DECEMBER 1940

Weather  Very cold and unsettled. 

No air raids.

OPERATIONS REPORTS MONDAY 23 DECEMBER 1940

ROYAL NAVY  HMAS Sydney arrived for docking and refit. 

AIR HQ  Wellingtons bombed Castel Benito airfield and Tripoli harbour.

8th Bn MANCHESTER REGIMENT  Small mail arrived from the UK; some of the letters were very old.  Xmas rations were issued.  Officers of the unit attended a beach flare demonstration; star shells were also fired. 

ROYAL ARMY ORDNANCE CORPS  At the request of Royal Artillery HQ six 6in Howitzer cartridges have been remade to give four charges, the No 1 charge being required for short range.

2nd Bn ROYAL WEST KENT REGIMENT  Practice of Lyon light training, A & D Companies. 

 

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