Organisation of Membership

Membership is open to all British, Maltese, Commonweath and Allied Services, Merchant Navy, Nursing & Civil Defence personnel who took part in operations in the defence of Malta during the Siege of 1940 to 1943.

It is also open to anyone who served in Malta at any time and to the families and heirs of anyone who served. We extend membership to anyone who has an interest in the history of Malta particularly during WWII

The George Cross Island Association operates under a democratically agreed Constitution which is available to all members.

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Main Aims

To honour the People of Malta and those who fought on their behalf by reuniting Members in a unique bond of friendship by facilitating the exchange of memories and holding social activities such as meetings and Reunions.

Management & Administration

The Association is vested in a Council elected at AGM's organised as follows:

The President (ex officio)
5 Vice Presidents one from RN, British Army, RAF, Merchant Navy and Maltese services (ex officio)
Chairman of the Association & Council
Honorary National Secretary
Honorary National Treasurer
Past Presidents (ex officio)
Up to 12 elected members nominated by the branches, including 2 from the Malta GC branch.

The membership is split into Branches which cover geographical areas - although membership is not exclusively restricted to a single branch or to the graphical area that a person resides. Members elect Branch Committees who are responsible for the branch membership, including the collection of subscriptions.  Each branch runs its social activities and finances autonomously.

National Office:
George Cross Island Association
29 Pigeonhouse Lane
West Sussex BN16 2AY

  •  Malta
This branch also includes all the Maltese Islands
  •  West
This branch also includes parts of Wales.  Stretching over a large area...Cornwall
up to Worcestershire, into South and
Mid-Wales and over as far as Southampton.
West branch runs its local social and committee meetings from the British Legion club in Ferndown, Dorset.  The British Legion are a loyal and dedicated supporter of the GCIA and offer part of their web site for the West branch.  
Their website can be accessed at -
The West branch pages are accessed at:
  • South East
This branch stretches across the South East to include London, Kent, parts of Hampshire, East and West Sussex.
  •  Overseas & HQ