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Reg Gill and Malta Convoy "Operation Substance"icon for Recommended story

Our only problem was that our station in the convoy was about 50 metres from the battleship, Nelson, the...

Battle For Malta (A Soldier's Story)icon for Recommended story

March was a month of incessant air attacks increasing from dive bombing on all the aerodromes on the island...

The Malta Convoy 1942 Operation Pedestalicon for Recommended story

She turned away from the wind and at the same moment also, the main fleet, namely the aircraft carriers and...

Reg Gill - The Siege of Malta - Part Oneicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

That was the famous MTB raid on Malta and the Italians and the Germans developed a very healthy respect for...

Reg Gill, the sige of Malta pt2icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

The American carrier Wasp, had sailed from Gibraltar, halfway to Malta but had remained out of range of...

Private Stanley 'Bill' Froud, 4th Buffs 1939 - 1945icon for Recommended story

In England, the battalion returned to its base at Canterbury before moving to Rhyader, Wales, to guard the...

Reg Gill, Malta and the Italian Fleet Surrendericon for Recommended story

Italian fleet surrender Reg saw and photographed the Italian fleet as it approached Malta to surrender, but...

The World's First Air Hijack!icon for Recommended story

Ted took off in his Bristol Beaufort bomber on one particular mission in late July to intercept an Italian...

Memories of an English Childhood in Malta - Chapter 1icon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

In 1939 I remember sitting on mums bed with my sister Rosie and my younger brother Victor, not quite...

The Charioteersicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

I was a charioteer based in HMS Phoenix, which was a ‘stone-walled frigate’ dug out of the...

Stories from the RAF Ground Crewicon for Recommended storyicon for Story with photo

Throughout the war he served as a Sergeant in the ground crews that kept the aircraft flying during the...

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Claude Hector (John) Osborne - RAF Wireless Operator

Our destination, unknown to us at the time, was Malta but the wartime route to Malta was across the...

Uncle Derek's Diary - Malta - George Cross Islandicon for Story with photo

The following January he spent 5 months defending Malta as Squadron Leader with 261 during the worst...

The Voyage of the S.S Settler Part II

Vice Admiral Malta reported to Admiral Cunningham that the destroyer Foltille, stationed in the island,...

Tommy's Storyicon for Story with photo

His father was George Heslington Bage and his mother was Sarah. Tommy was the first one of twin boys, his...

RAF operations Siege of Malta

The reason for so many wireless operators was that we were going to be the first course to fly an aeroplane...

My RAF Life - Chapter 3

The reason for so many wireless operators was that we were going to be the first course to fly an aeroplane...

My Life My War - Chapter 8b

Two of our ships, HMS Malaya and HMS Royal Sovereign were really old ships that did not have the speed of...

The War Diaries of 1232581 - L.A.C. Jack Lucas R.A.F.V.R (PART-TWO)

On Palm Sunday, two squadrons of our wing shot down 36 aircraft loaded with petrol and supplies for the...

Sunset

No, the Hun was shortly to give us the biggest pasting he had ever given us, yet, looking down from the...

The Malta Blockade

Unfortunately the German Luftwaffe took over the bombing raids form the Italians. We started to feel the...

The Voyage of the Settler Part III

Not only was the navy heavily involved in the battle for Crete but when the battle was lost a large number...

Diary Extracts RAPC the first few weeks in Maltaicon for Story with photo

Food collected from canteen and went places named below:- St. Andrews, Birkirkara, Balza, Lia, Altara, St....

rene's war

But my most horrific moment came when our friend ‘Big Bill’ Piercy , a Merchant Navy Officer ,...

Diary Extracts RAPC Malta 1945 up to VE Dayicon for Story with photo

Thursday: To St. Paul's Bay, Mellieha, Shein Tufieha, Mosta and back in cycle... Back to Valetta for...

A Good Morning: Malta 1942

The last naval ship, the Penelope, had managed to sneak out of Grand Harbour and for the first time in...

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