11th Feb, 1941: An R.A.F. Middle East Headquarters communique states : The night of February 8-9 aerodromes at Calato and Maritza (Rhodes) were raided by bombers of the R.A.F.
Bombs were dropped on a number of aircraft dispersed on the landing ground at Calato causing a heavy explosion and two large fires, believed to be enemy aircraft.
The attack was completed by machine-gunning enemy aircraft.
The same night aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm carried out a successful raid on Tripoli.