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G . C . Medal Anniversary 1943 - 2020

posted 16 Apr 2020, 01:52 by Pat Scott
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 has been observed since the inauguration of the Siege Bell in 1992.Despite not being able to travel to Malta, members did not forget the significance of this day and sent emails and photos of how they each marked it - including flying the Malta flag from their home.  Also I include a photo of one the oldest UK Pedestal Veterans, Victor Coombes (RN). Vic got himself up anddressed into his regalia so that he could mark the occasion in a fitting and appropriate manner.  At 99years of age, this was no mean feat - particularly the tying of his Association tie with fingers that don't work quite so well as they used to.  Well done, Vic and thank you from us all.  I shall be including more photos from members in our next Association newsletter.