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

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

  • Malta Reunion 2020 We are aware that once again we are going to clash with Easter, so we are trying to organise the programme to avoid members having unnecessary expense.  Provisionally, we are ...
    Posted 1 Sep 2019, 04:31 by Pat Scott
  • National AGM Please be advised that if you have any Agenda items for the National AGM taking place at 10:30 on the 5th October at the Royal Maritime Club Hotel in ...
    Posted 1 Sep 2019, 04:28 by Pat Scott
  • MALTA REUNION 2019 The Malta reunion 2019 will take place from the 12th to the 26th April and our base will be the Preluna hotel, Sliema.  It does coincide with Easter ( second weekend ...
    Posted 14 Nov 2018, 06:08 by Pat Scott
  • 2018 National AGM Report The National Annual General Meeting took place on 20th October 2018 at the Union Jack Club.Meeting opened at 11:00 with Prayers, Exhortation and Silent Tribute.  The Chairman then ...
    Posted 28 Oct 2018, 11:15 by Pat Scott
  • Message from the Association President Click the Association President tab of this site to read the latest message from Judge Joseph Galea Debono, the George Cross Island Association President:Association President
    Posted 5 Apr 2018, 23:55 by Pat Scott
  • West Branch Wreath Laying ceremony This last Saturday, 10th March, the West branch Chairman, Vice Chairman, Standard Bearer, Treasurer and family held a small wreath laying ceremony to honour the Pedestal veterans who paid the ...
    Posted 11 Mar 2018, 08:29 by Pat Scott
  • Events 2018 The Events page has been updated - please do take a look and put relevant dates into your diaries.
    Posted 28 Jan 2018, 07:08 by Pat Scott
  • 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
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