S.34-2-21 (D of S)
June 15, 1943.
Intentional Destruction of CHL/GCI Equipment.
1. Arrangements commenced during June, 1942, for the purchase of suitable demolition equipment for CHL/GCI equipment to prevent its falling into the hands of the enemy. This particularly applied to outlying detachments, such as Cape Bauld in Newfoundland and several in outlying areas on the West Coast. It was, however, decided to apply this to all of the ground detachments. Since that time, it is known that the enemy are using equipment of this type quite similar to that presently employed by the Allies.
2. Procurement of the necessary demolition equipment has been mostly completed and installation is about to commence. It consists of approximately six hundred pounds of TNT under each operations building and the tower, with a time delay switch for initiating the explosion.
3. This is considered undesirable for the following reasons:
4. It is therefore recommended for your approval:
5. The installation of this demolition equipment is going to prove quite expensive and if authority can be granted to cease at this point, it is considered that a considerable saving can be effected and the necessary security still retained.
(CJ Campbell) W/C,
DDRDF for D of S
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