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The secrets behind Malta's blossoming aviation sector

Tom Batchelor speaks to key players from the blossoming Maltese civil aviation scene to discover some of the secrets behind its recent success.

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Mosquitos over Malta: vital intelligence-gathering flights for Operation 'Torch'

Without the intelligence obtained by the photo-recce Mosquitos of No 1 PRU, planning the Operation ‘Torch’ landings in North Africa would have been a more difficult proposition

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Operation Pedestal: the incredible mission to resupply Malta

With 2022 marking the 80th anniversary of Operation Pedestal, Joseph Galea Debono details the incredible operation to resupply the Mediterranean island of Malta

World Update IX: Italy and Malta Released

Asobo Studios has released World Update IX for Microsoft Flight Simulator, covering Italy and Malta.

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The incredible story of how Malta survived World War Two

Almost totally surrounded, outnumbered and outresourced, the tiny Mediterranean island of Malta became a byword for bravery and resilience in World War Two, and never more so than in the April of 1942. Joseph Debono explains

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How Air Vice-Marshal Keith Park changed Malta's air defence

Two years into the epic siege, Malta’s air defence strategy was overhauled following the arrival of Air Vice-Marshal Keith Park. How did he transform the embattled island into a base for offensive operations?

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Malta's Beaufighter night fighters

By night as by day, the Axis air threat to Malta was considerable. After the sterling efforts of a Hurricane flight, the arrival of an RAF Beaufighter detachment provided a much more suitable capability when it came to tackling nocturnal raiders

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The real story behind Malta's Gloster Gladiators

Everyone knows the legend of the three Gloster Sea Gladiators, named Faith, Hope and Charity, which held the line in Malta. But what’s the real story behind them? New research reveals it to be a rather different tale, but one in which the outmoded biplane fighters still played a crucial role

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Bahrain Amiri Royal Flight receives new Avro RJ70

A new Avro RJ70 acquired by the Bahrain Amiri Royal Flight passed through Luqa Airport, Malta, during its delivery flight on August 27

EasyJet launches 50,000 extra seats to new green list countries

It is now one of the leading UK carriers to European green list destinations