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If you like what you see, or have had your interest stimulated by this site - why not join our Association - see our membership page.

The George Cross Island Association Originally came into being to commemorate and bring together veterans and families of the Siege of Malta (1940 to 1943) and particularly those who took part in the Pedestal Convoy so that comrades and friends could share their experiences. However, today we welcome members from all walks of life who have an interest in Malta and want to see history promoted and maintained. So if you have an interest in history, particularly the Mediterranean during WW2, do join us – we would love to hear your memories and experiences or simply share ours with you.  

Please use the Membership page to complete a form which will automatically be sent to the membership secretary who will send on all the relevant information.

We are honoured to have as Patron, his Royal Highness, the Duke of Edinburgh, KG, KT, Prince Philip who himself served in Malta and both he and HM The Queen have a great affection for Malta and her people.

We welcome contributions to this site from our members or from any one who has an interesting article. Please send your contributions to:info@georgecrossisland.org.uk

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GCIA News Headlines

  • Are you 17? The heroes with grimy faces Before joining the Royal Navy and sailing to Malta, Alan Sandall, our West branch “veteran”, served as a volunteer youngster in the war-time fire service. When he joined at ...
    Posted 14 May 2017, 11:45 by Pat Scott
  • We are all in Malta ! Everyone arrived safely and we have attended two events - the Siege Bell ceremony, and The "GCIA Chapel" at TaQali Aviation Museum.  See our Malta Reunion 2017 Page
    Posted 18 Apr 2017, 08:14 by Pat Scott
  • GEORGE CROSS 75TH ANNIVERSARY LECTURE BY JAMES HOLLAND Auberge de Castille, Valletta - Friday 21 April 2017 at 7.00pmOn the occasion of the 75th anniversary from the award of the George Cross to Malta by King George ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2017, 23:05 by Pat Scott
  • Group Captain J O Dalley OBE DFM Légion d’honneur 1920-2017 [Aged 96 years]Sadly we have to report that Group Captain Dalley has crossed the bar.Please click here to read his obituary as written by his family ...
    Posted 11 Feb 2017, 07:20 by Pat Scott
  • Malta Day, London 2016 Malta Day was celebrated in London on the 3rd September.  Access the write up by West Branch member Janet Barkway by clicking this link: Malta Day 2016.  Also lots more ...
    Posted 13 Sep 2016, 09:55 by Pat Scott
  • All Hallows Ceremony August 13th saw the annual All Hallows Ceremony take place, click here to go to the report page.
    Posted 22 Aug 2016, 06:28 by Pat Scott
  • New Pages added Malta Reunion 2016 and Veterans School visit to St. Martin's College and the National Arboretum memorial re-dedication ceremony
    Posted 15 Jun 2016, 13:14 by Pat Scott
  • Legion d'Honneur - Charles Grant West Branch President and pedestal veteran, Charles Grant, has been awarded the Legion d'Honneur presented by the French Government to surviving D-Day and Battle of France veterans. See ...
    Posted 27 Mar 2016, 02:52 by Pat Scott
  • Rededication of the GCIA Memorial - National Arboretum The memorial was refurbished to fulfil members’ wishes that a more permanent memorial be constructed within the low wall. The funds were raised by members of the Association, their families ...
    Posted 20 Mar 2016, 04:56 by Pat Scott
  • News from Malta The President of the GCIA, Judge Joseph Galea Debono and Mrs. Galea Debono and the Chairman of the Malta G.C. Branch, Mr. Peter Robinson and Mrs. Robinson had the ...
    Posted 28 Nov 2015, 15:20 by Pat Scott
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