HMAS WARRAMUNGA, (Tribal class destroyer), in the Philippines, served the following Christmas menu:
- Breakfast; fresh fruit, tea and coffee, cereal, fried eggs and bacon;
- Dinner; roast turkey and ham, beans and peas, plum pudding and brandy sauce, fruit trifle and jelly, nuts and beer;
- Tea; Christmas cake, nuts, iced fruit juice; supper: giblet soup, cold roast pork and ham, potato salad and mayonnaise, iced fruit juice. “
HMAS GASCOYNE, (frigate), took off 1300 troops from the burning transport SOMMELSDIJK, torpedoed by Japanese aircraft off Leyte.