The Commander in Chief instructed the Flag Officer, Red Sea to carry out extensive smoke trials at Suez with a view to obtaining satisfactory smoke protection for important harbour and vulnerable targets on shore.
A meeting was held in the Commander in Chief's officer at Alexandria to decide the reorganisation of the Suez Canal Area and Red Sea Commands and the establishment of a Rear Admiral (Training).
The Belgian boom vessels GRAF VAN VLANDEREN and PRINCE DE LIEGE arrived at Suez for work in the former in Canal ports and the latter at Alexandria.
The Greek repair ship HIPHAISTOS and the destroyers IERAX and SPETSAI refitting from her were moved from Port Sudan to Suez.
Consequent upon the congestion at Port Said there were 44 ships at Suez of which 35 were in the Bay; more were due to arrive the following day.
(B) analyze the influence of human and physical geographic factors on major events in world history, including the development of rand the opening of the Panama and Suez canals; and