Message from our National Chairman, 
Ray Wrigglesworth:

Dear members of the George Cross Island Association, in the United Kingdom, Malta and across the world, as your National Chairman I want to assure you that any of the committee are available for phone calls, emails or letters, so please don't feel completely cut off and lonely during these tougher Covid19 restrictions - we are here to listen and chat anytime. You can even add comments onto our Facebook page or just read the interesting articles designed to help you keep in touch.

With very best wishes

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.  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 medical services in the military it is well worth a look at their 2021 programme of events

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GCIA News Headlines

  • 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
  • Malta 2020 Reunion update - HMS Urge In addition to our programme announced this week, we have been in communication with Francis Dickinson, the grandson of HMS Urge's captain Lieutenant-Commander E.P. Tomkinson, regarding a ...
    Posted 18 Jan 2020, 06:00 by Pat Scott
  • Association President's Page MALTA REMEMBERS THE DEAD - click to read the Association President's memorial
    Posted 12 Nov 2019, 06:12 by Pat Scott
  • 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 Sept 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 Sept 2019, 04:28 by Pat Scott
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