Welcome

Message from our National Chairman, 
Ray Wrigglesworth:
Dear members. Well Spring has arrived, albeit with some very heavy and damaging storms, I sincerely hope that you all survived and didn’t experience any serious damage. Our big news of course is the publishing of our Malta reunion programme for April 2022.  Booking forms are being distributed to all those who have expressed an interest in attending, but do please get in touch if you would still like to come – you will be very welcome as always: info@georgecrossisland.org.uk  

Other ceremonies are planned during the year to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Award of the George Cross to the people of Malta, and also the arrival of the Pedestal Convoy in August 1942. Details will be released soon. 

As always, Jean and I, wish you well and hope that we will see you in Malta or at the AGM, or one of our other ceremonies this year.  Thank you for your continued support of the George Cross Island Association. 

Very best wishes
 Ray


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 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.  We also have an interest in other similar military/veteran organisations including Friends of Millbankwho celebrate the history of the Army Medical Services medical achievements starting with the Crimea and up to present day. 

Their web site is: 
https://www.friendsofmillbank.org/ 
and for anyone interested in military medical history it is well worth a look at their 2022 programme of Zoom talks, open to all. 
https://www.friendsofmillbank.org/programme/



NEWS & OBITUARIES
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GCIA News Headlines

  • BFPS - 80th Anniversary of the Award of the George Cross
    Posted 13 Mar 2022, 03:59 by Pat Scott
  • Update to Malta Reunion Programme There is exciting news - please click on the Malta 2022 to see what is happening !
    Posted 5 Feb 2022, 09:27 by Pat Scott
  • Friends of Millbank On Friday 25th February there is a Zoom talk - Recognition for Nurses - A History of the Royal Red Cross awardSimon Davies et al.  Click this link to register - https ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2022, 06:07 by Pat Scott
  • Friends of Valletta, upcoming event The Friends of Valletta warmly invite everyone to attend a zoom talk at 7pm (8pm Malta time),Tuesday 15th February 2022 on The Malta Buses - ​a talk by Richard ...
    Posted 30 Jan 2022, 06:02 by Pat Scott
  • New Operation Pedestal Publication by Max Hastings In August 1942, beleaguered Malta was within weeks of surrender to the Axis, because its 300,000 people could no longer be fed. Churchill made a personal decision that at ...
    Posted 12 May 2021, 06:37 by Pat Scott
  • Cancellation of Siege Bell Ceremony The Malta Branch Chairman, Peter Robinson, has informed us of the following:Unfortunately due to the ongoing pandemic and, so as not to compromise anyone’s safety, we have once ...
    Posted 7 Apr 2021, 00:57 by Pat Scott
  • Malta Reunion 2021 It is with great regret that I have to advise you that the 2021 Malta Reunion will not be going ahead.  The situation with Covid 19 has not improved and ...
    Posted 5 Feb 2021, 01:44 by Pat Scott
  • HMS URGE: REMEMBRANCE ON APRIL 27th ANNIVERSARY Here is an update on the HMS Urge commemorations from Francis Dickinson of the HMS Urge Family GroupDear HMS Urge family members and friends,This is a short update ...
    Posted 26 Apr 2020, 05:18 by Pat Scott
  • G . C . Medal Anniversary 1943 - 2020 Yesterday many of us would have gathered at the Siege Bell for the commemorative service of the award of the George Cross to the brave people of Malta.  This service ...
    Posted 16 Apr 2020, 01:52 by Pat Scott
  • Malta Reunion 2020 - Cancelled It is with great regret that I have to advise that the George Cross Island reunion in Malta for 2020 is cancelled.  This step has been taken based on the ...
    Posted 15 Mar 2020, 02:40 by Pat Scott
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