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Malta Journal 1940-42

This is an extract dealing with his time with the RAF in Malta from a journal kept by my father, John...

Diary extracts RAPC journey from Greenock to Maltaicon for Story with photo

Diary Extracts — Greenock to Malta Saturday 4 November 1944 Still in harbour, very rough, cold wind,...

Memories of F/LT Leslie Holmes in Malta

The sweeping Mediterranean victory, which was largely made possible by the heroic stand of the gallant...

The Ship That Never Was

The convoy was attaked throughout days 13 and 14, On the 14th of June the Italian fleet was reported to be...

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'Came the Hour' part 2icon for Story with photo

I had never been sea-sick before and ended up on the wireless cabin deck bemoaning my fate and coming to...

Diary Extracts RAPC Malta after VE Dayicon for Story with photo

Tues 16 Oct Notice of move from St. George's Barracks down to Valetta Office to be in flats opposite...

Reg Gill, Malta and the Italian Fleet Surrender.

Reg Gill, Malta and the Italian Fleet Surrender. Reg eventually left Malta and moved to Italy....

Malta Incident - Jim Brain BEM, MN

The ship was loaded with drums of aviation fuel and coal in her forward holds and ammunition in the aft...

The Blitz of Malta

One was kept in reserve, the active aircraft were ironically named "Faith", "Hope" and...

Faughs of War: Irish Heroes in Malta, Kos, Samos, Leros

From September through to November a force of around 10,000 men from a variety of regiments and outfits...

Alf Mitchell’s War as a Landing Craft Coxswainicon for Story with photo

Although the conditions were pretty grim Alf's experience enabled him to land his troops and get off...

Emille Baudot Part III

Other than that, we had three two-day stops at sea to do repairs to the boilers before we reached Bombay...

On Liaison with the Yugoslav Navy

My service was rather unique in the Navy because I trained to be a signal man in the Navy and I was...

Mr. Boocock - Incidents I Remember

He flew from England over Europe, did a reconnaissance at Turin and landed in Malta 4 hours 20 minutes...

Siege of Malta

After several days at sea, and without being permitted "topside", my father was beginning to...

Malta Convoy August 1942icon for Story with photo

HONORARY CITIZEN OF VALLETTA to the veterans of Operation Pedestal August 1942 Almighty God we Give Thee...

My Life during World War 2

But anyway, they plucked up courage, and, if you know the history all around Tripoli, and places like that,...

An Irish Fusilier in Malta - Continued

Veterans will be holding a special commemoration going to Malta in 2005....

Fleet Air Arm, Malta 1943

Ted Grindrod, my pilot, trained together at Machrihanish and remained together for our entire 9 month...

Keeping the Radar Functioning in the Med

Keeping the Radar functioning in Malta, gave the British valuable strategic information on the movements of...

Mr. Boocock - My Time in Malta

It was 800 miles from Gibraltar to Malta and too far for fully armed Spitfires to fly, so 40 Spitfires had...

The return home from Maltaicon for Story with photo

Trouble when an Italian sea man was caught stealing tins of jam, milk etc... More stories and pictures...

How low can you fly!

My story concerns one of my elder brothers, Michael Potier a flight lieutenant in bomber command RAF....

From Farmer to Submariner

Jim then volunteered for submarines and transferred to Plymouth to join HMS Shalamar. This sub was then...

After Five Hard Years Dad made His Way Home from Malta.

Embarked 1400 hrs on "Eastern Princess - cargo boat - converted trooper. When Dad arrived in the Clyde,...

Grandad's War: A Master Shipwright in Malta

My Grandad, Paul, was born in the second decade of the 20th century in the inner harbour region of the...

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