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June 1942: Military Rations

27 June 1942: Weekly Rations per Serviceman

COMMODITY SAT ozs SUN ozs MON ozs TUES ozs WED ozs THU ozs FRI ozs
Bread 12 12 6 12 12 12 12
Biscuit 6
Flour 3 ½ 3 ½
Preserved meat 6 6 6
M & V ration 9 9 9 9
Bacon tinned ¾ ¾ ¾ ¾
Sausages tinned 1 ½ 1 ½
Cheese waxed 1
Cheese tinned 1 1 1 1
Chocolate 2 2
Milk tinned 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Tea ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ ½
Sugar 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Salt ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼ ¼
Pepper 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250
Mustard 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250 1/250
Jam ½ ½
Marmalade ½ ½ ½ ½
Syrup ½
Tinned fruit 2 2 2 2 2 2
Fresh fruit 4
Margarine 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Sardines ¼ ¼ ¼
Salmon ½
Herrings ½ ½
Pilchards ½
Potatoes 8 8 8
Onions 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Fresh vegetables 8 8
Tinned vegetables
Haricot beans 4
Beans canned 2 2/5  
Cigarettes or tobacco         25/  1 oz    
Matches         1 box    
Curry powder 2 2/3 oz per 100 men per week issued Monday
Custard powder 2 lbs per 100 men per week issued Friday
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5 responses to “June 1942: Military Rations

  1. Valerie Nunan. nee' Robinson

    July 5, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    My father….Charles Robinson RAMC..St.John’s Ditch…was ‘ rat catcher ‘ and ‘ snail finder ‘ from
    Cemetery ……to boost food rations….

     
  2. Robert Rollo

    September 19, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    My father/Royal Engineers would speak of having rats as a supplement. He was CO of Fortress Malta Troops in 1943 but was probably there before he took over

     
    • Val Nunan

      September 22, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      My father / RAMC. was called Rat Catcher General as he went out in search of them for food………..and snails ! His name was Charles Robinson ( Charlie ) and was in Malta for at least four years. l have photo’s ! Val Nunan.

      Sent from my iPad

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