i would like to make contact with the group. my grandfather served here in 1942 as an airman and I have several pictures that he took during his stay. I would like to trace his foot steps and the places to honour his memory.
Really nice to see your website, my grandfather, Bernard Norman Evans, was stationed at Hal Far and Ta Qali during the war with the RAF. I reenact the European theatre but love seeing the groups that portray my family's history.
In memory of my Grandfather WO.2 (RQMS) William 'Bill' Morgan, 2/KOMR who I believe appears in your photo sat on the bren gun carrier. He married Carmela Frendo in 1932. Two Daughters - Kathleen (My Mother) & Jeanette. Also in memory of my Great Uncle, Platoon Sergeant Francesco 'Frankie' Frendo KOMR. Bill & Frankie were two great friends & rivals who helped defend Malta in her darkest hour - & loved her until the day they died. Thank you all for keeping the memories alive with your excellent website & displays.
I had the good fortune to see your re-enactment event at the old hospital during my recent holiday to Malta, it was an excellent show, well done! The displays of equipment & weapons were first class, and a credit to your club. I spoke with one of your members at the weapons table who was kind enough to give me a card with the website, my thanks for the time he took to talk to me about you club. :)
Very interesting site. Lived on Malta 52-54 and 56-59, though young, I can recall much of the war damage. Living adjacent to Tigne barracks we spent many hours exploring the air raid shelters and clambering over the coastal defence guns which were still in place at the time. "The best years of our lives" is the comment made by many os those who were on Malta as children of service famalies.
MaltaGC70 is a diary of events 'on this day' in Malta 70 years ago leading to the award of the George Cross. Taken from original wartime documents, memoirs and histories, the site also has background articles from the first attack in 1940 onwards. We welcome contributions of personal/family memories for inclusion in the site.
Hi everyone I am new here and was lucky to find this. I was just given the medals my grandfather recieved wilst serving with KOMR in 1939 to 1945-6. I do not have a lot of information about my grandfather as he passed before I was born. I would like to try and get hold of his service records and do not know how to go about this. Does anyone have any ideas. Thanks
Yesterday I managed to attend the Military Re-enactment held at the Verdala Palace grounds. It was a well organised and enjoyable event. Being a World War II enthusiast and reader as from a young age, playing soldiers and playing "battles" with the "Airfix" soldiers, I spent considerable time visiting the Kampf Gruppe Sud and the Malta Command posts. I was eager to learn more about the weapons of that era and to have a closer look at these weapons. I admire the British considerably, if anything, for their sacrifice and toil in the defence of liberty, democracy and Malta during the fight against Nazism and Fascism. The members of the Malta Command were very informative and friendly. Pity that you hadn`t detailed a couple of Paras from the British 1st Airborne Division to stand by their jeep bearing their insignia! Very well done and keep it up! Now that I got to know about your website thanks to your brochure, I`ll surf through it regularly to obtain details of your events. Thanks & regards
Well done :) anybody knows where i can find or see pictures of soldiers that served in the KOMR please ...my father was 1 of them his name was Saviour (salvu) Damato..i really wish to see some pics ..thankyou
So glad to have landed on this website. I'm currently researching my father's service in the KOMR and hopefully I might get some better insight into his life as a soldier through this website. My father, Grezzju Cutajar, served in the KOMR band and after his discharge he went on to play the Tenor Horn (alfonju) for most of the Band clubs in Malta. Great and valuable site. Hope to see more historical records and accounts. Well done.
10/07/2011 02:35:43 Alex Abela - Auckland, New Zealand
Very pleased to have found this Website. Well done, keep it up.
Denis Darmanin (the military chap from Valletta) passed on your website to me. I want to congratulate you on your effort, and I am sure in the future your site will grow with more information and photos. I served in the KOMR Band from 1967-1970, and my dad (Emanuel Galea) and uncle (Anthony Galea) served in the same 1st Bn KOMR Band during the war.
Great website, Nice Photos, Nice to see it being done to 100%! Enjoyed talking to a few of your group at the "Route to Victory" Show over in England in may. Keep up the Good work! Gary , Summer of '44.