Supplement to The London Gazette of Tuesday 25th June 1946

SUPPLEMENT t o the LONDON GAZETTE, 26 JUNE, 19463269 opening up of Solium, Bardia and Tobruk, thereby shortening the L. of C. and releasing Motor Transport for the vital task of stocking up succcssive Field Supply Depots. 56. During the operations the Royal Air Force, under the able direction of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Longmore, obtained and maintained, in spite of inferior numbers, com­plete superiority over the Italian air force. They thereby contributed greatly to the successes won by enabling our ground forces to move freely, w\th little interference or loss from enemy air attack. They also provided accurate informa­tion of enemy movements, and on many occa­sions inflicted considerable loss on his forces. The Army owes a special debt to Air Commo­dore R. Collishaw, commanding air forces in the Western Desert, for his whole-hearted co- Qperation and for the energy and optimism which were an inspiration to all. %LONDON PRINTED AND PUBLISHED B Y HIS M AJESTY'S STATIONERY OFFICE lobe purchased directly from H.M. STATIONERY OFFICE at the following addresses: York House, Kingsway, London, W .C.2 13a Castle Street, Edinburgh 239-41 King Street, Manchester 2 1 St. Andrew’s Crescent, Cardiff 80 Chichester Street, Belfast or through any bookseller 1946 Price Sixpence net S.O. Codo No. 65-37628
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