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MALTA MEMORIAL

  • Country Malta
  • Total identified casualties 2294 Find these casualties
  • Casualties from Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 35.8947, Longitude: 14.50783

Location information

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. Address: Ir-Re Dwardu VII, Floriana. For further information and enquiries please contact enquiries@cwgc.org

History information

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.