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63819 Captain (T/Major) B C Jennings RAMC (TA)

Service Record — B C Jennings RAMC (TA)

Malta 30 Sept 1940 Arrived from England. Attached to General Hospital Mtarfa.

10 Oct 1940 Captain B C Jennings took over command of ADS Tarxien from Captain P E R B Unwin RAMC.

28 Oct Half of Zejtun School which was in use as MAP was handed over to Southern Brigade to house troops. Medical officer in charge ADS Zejtun.

30 Nov The Malta garrison had increased to 16,000 troops, excluding naval and air force personnel. On 29 November 1940, the War Office sanctioned a Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS) HQ Malta Command with the rank of Major.

DDMS Colonel John Smith McCombe chose Major A F H Keatinge as his DADMS. Captain B C Jennings RAMC (T) took over the role of SMO Area East from Major A F H Keatinge and was granted the rank of Major.

18 Dec 1940 Handed over ADS Tarxien to Captain S G F Edwards and move to Floriana. MO/ic ADS Floriana while Major Keatinge was away for the month.

31 Jan 1941 Appointed Officer Commanding Command Convalescent Depôt St Paul's Barracks with the rank of Temp/Major.

The Convalescent Depôt opened on 17 March 1941, and was located in ten Barrack Huts at St Paul's Barracks. The Depôt was established as an Independent Medical Unit, administered for fuel and rations only by the unit holding Pembroke Sector (2nd/Royal Irish Fusiliers).

29 Nov 1941 Organised the relocation of the Convalescent Depôt from St Pauls' Hutments, which were taken over by 39 General Hospital, to 17 houses in Paceville. By 30 Nov 1941, 655 convalescents had passed through the Depôt.

1942 Officer Commanding Convalescent Depôt Paceville.

1943 Officer Commanding Convalescent Depôt Ghajn Tuffieha.

22 Feb 1943 Command Convalescent Depôt moved from Paceville to tentage erected on the Rifle Range Ghajn Tuffieha Camp.

17 June Command of the Convalescent Depôt passed on to T/Major J Amos RAMC.

2 July Posted to 90 General Hospital from Command Convalescent Depôt.

7 Aug 1943 The Convalescent Depôt moved into the camp vacated by 33 General Hospital Ghajn Tuffieha.

Aug 1943 Attached to No 2 Basuto Section Hospital.

6 Oct 1943 Attached to No 2 Basuto Section Hospital.