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The Governor and C in C is acting to ensure that Malta is fully protected in the event of an enemy poison gas attack. Items ordered in the early months of this year have still not arrived in Malta and, with the arrival of troop reinforcements, more are already required. It is believed that an earlier shipment has reached Gibraltar but remains there awaiting onward shipment to Malta.
The Island is short of thousands of respirators, face masks and anti-gas capes as well as several items of anti-gas equipment. Malta will be ready to cope with an enemy gas attack only once all orders already placed have been fulfilled.
AIR RAIDS DAWN 22 OCTOBER TO DAWN 23 OCTOBER 1940
Weather Thundery with bright periods.
No air raids.
OPERATIONS REPORTS TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 1940
ROYAL NAVY Clearance sweep continued by Oropesa, four mines were swept up and sunk in position 152 degrees Delimara 9¾ miles.
AIR HQ All patrols cancelled due to bad weather.
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