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The Siege of Malta

Commemorating the 75th anniversary

This autumn marks 75 years since the end of the Siege of Malta when this tiny island became the scene of a fierce battle between the Allies and the German and Italian military from 1940-1942. Royal Navy ships and the RAF used the island as a base to attack Axis convoys trying to supply their forces in North Africa. Learn more about the Siege.

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  • Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park
    How Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park helped to save Malta

    Seventy-five years ago, Malta stood firm resisting attacks from the air and sea during the Second World War. German and Italian forces lay siege to the Mediterranean island but they did not plan for the resilient Maltese people or the brilliant commander Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park.

  • George 'Screwball' Beurling
    'The Falcon of Malta'

    Fighter pilots from the Royal Air Force played a critical role in the defence of Malta during its siege 75 years ago. One of the most renowned pilots was Canadian George Beurling, known to many as 'Screwball'.

  • Allan Scott speaking to HRH The Prince of Wales
    Remembering the Siege of Malta, 75 years on

    Last week His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales attended a special event in Malta to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the nation being honoured with the George Cross for its heroism during the Second World War.

An interview with RAF veteran Allan Scott

 

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