Reports on Malta Branch 2015/16 events - articles submitted by Malta branch.
Apostleship of the Sea
On the evening of 6th November, along with other service associations the Branch was invited by the Port Chaplain, Fr. Joe Borg,to participate in a service at ta’Liesse church to remember those who gave their lives during the two world wars, especially those who died during Operation Pedestal. A particular mention was made of Alan Shaw, the last
of the Ohio survivors who had passed away recently.
Guest of honour was Commander Mark Varner, R.N, who was representing the British High Commissioner.
The Branch Chairman, Peter Robinson and his wife Mary attended with several members and the Chairman had the honour of delivering the Exhortation. Liam Barlow paraded the Branch Standard
John’s Cathedral and they wreath laying at the Floriana War Memorial.
The standard was paraded by Liam Barlow and the Branch Chairman, Peter Robinson, laid a wreath on behalf of the Branch. The weather on the day was perfect with not a spot of rain in sight.
Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) Branch Chairman, Peter Robinson and his wife Mary, were very honoured to be invited to the welcome reception for Her Majesty the Queen and other members of the Royal Family when they were in Malta for CHOGM. It was a memorable evening not only because of whom they met but because it was the last time it really rained this winter. Fortunately they were all enclosed in a large plastic tent in the garden of the San Anton Palace looking out at it all.
The following day the Committee had been invited to attend a wreath laying by Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall and to parade the Standard at the Kalkara Naval Cemetery. However, in view of the inclement weather being forecast to continue it was decided to cancel and transfer to the British High Commissioner’s Residence where we were fed and watered and introduced to the Duchess who went out of her way to speak to everyone at some length
Pictorial past memories :
Fort St. Elmo Memorial
Her Excellency the President, Marie Louise Coleiro Preca at San Anton Palace. Her Excellency continues her patronage of the Branch
Our Patron sharing a joke with Vice Chairman Lino Camilleri MBE
Malta branch combines a balance of official and social events as well as upholding the objectives of the George Cross Island Association. They welcome new members who wish to share in keeping the history of Malta alive, particularly in the younger generation.
For more information about Malta Branch, complete a membership form from this site (Membership) or email Peter Robinson at email@example.com