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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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