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CWGC: Malta Memorial, Floriana, Malta

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The Malta Memorial commemorates almost 2,300 airmen who lost their lives during the Second World War whilst serving with the Commonwealth Air Forces flying from bases in Austria, Italy, Sicily, islands of the Adriatic and Mediterranean, Malta, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, West Africa, Yugoslavia and Gibraltar, and who have no known grave. The Memorial was unveiled by The Queen on 3 May 1954.

The memorial was designed by Sir Hubert Worthington, R.A., while the eagle which surmounts the column is the work of the sculptor Charles Wheeler, R.A.

The Malta Memorial is situated in the area of Floriana and is easily identified by the Golden Eagle which surmounts the column. It stands just outside the main entrance to Valletta.

Source: Commonwealth War Graves Commission Malta Memorial page

Notable People

Victoria Cross Recipient

  • Lloyd Allan Trigg

Rank: Flying Officer, Service No: 413515, Date of Death: 11/08/1943, Age: 29, Regiment/Service: Royal New Zealand Air Force 200 Sqdn. , Awards: V C, D F C, Panel Reference Panel 12, Column 1., Son of Francis Arthur Trigg, and of Cecilia Louisa Trigg (nee White); husband of Nola Bernice Trigg, of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand.

Military Cross Recipient

  • Stuart O'Rorke Surridge

Rank: Squadron Leader; Service No: 76041; Date of Death: 22/04/1942; Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve; Awards: M C Panel Reference: Panel 2, Column 1

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