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22 August 1941: Malta Coastal Defences Are High Priority

22 Aug

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ISLAND ALLOCATED LATEST DETECTION EQUIPMENT

Malta is to be given high priority in the allocation of the latest detection equipment to defend its coastline. The Coastal Defence sets have recently been developed on the Home Front to direct coastal artillery.  The set can also be used for air defences, and to detect low-flying enemy aircraft approaching the Island’s coastline.  Malta’s Governor & Commander in Chief has been asked to estimate the number of sets required for the Island’s defences. 

The new Coastal Defence sets are currently undergoing final tests and personnel are being trained in their operation on the Home Front. Sets are expected to start coming off the production line at the end of the year and allocation to overseas theatres of war should follow soon afterwards.

P33 is a U-class submarine

P33 is a U-class submarine

SUB P33 IS MISSING

The whereabouts of Malta submarine P33 are a mystery, after she failed to return to base at 0700 hrs yesterday as expected.  The submarine, which has been engaged in offensive patrols in the Mediterranean, has now been reported by Vice Admiral Malta as officially overdue.

AIR RAIDS DAWN 22 AUGUST TO DAWN 23 AUGUST 1941

Weather  Sunny and hot.

No air raids.

OPERATIONS REPORTS FRIDAY 22 AUGUST 1941

ROYAL NAVY  P33 reported as overdue.

AIR HQ Arrivals 2 Blenheim. 69 Squadron Maryland patrols of Lampedusa and western Ionian Sea. 105 Squadron 5 Blenheims carried out a sweep off the coast between Misurata and Seurat for shipping found none and attacked military targets on land, destroying vehicles.   

 

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