By Lion Susan Galea Borg.
A visit was made to the Aviation Museum on 15th September 2019 which is especially interesting if you have a family member or friend who served in the RAF.
The museum shows the role of aviation in the Second World War and explains their contribution to protect Malta.
Some of our members watched a video of Malta being bombed in WW2.
There is an interesting range of exhibits that we could get up close to.
We saw wartime aircraft and also post-war jets…..A Spitfire, Hawker Hurricane, de Havilland Tiger Moth, Piper L4, Douglas Dakota 1V, Fairey Swordfish and others.
Some jets seen are de Havilland Vampire 11, Hawker Sea Hawk and Gloster Meteors. We also saw land-based vehicles. Uniforms and memorabilia also form part of the collection.
The museum also remembers individual men like Sgt. Pilot Tony Boyd who died in a Spitfire airplane to save Malta. Many men now lie at rest at Kalkara War Cemetery having died as heroes during 1940-1943.
The museum visit was a great success. Many thanks to our guide Mr. Ray Polidano who gave us an excellent tour full of information and history
of Malta’s role in aviation history.
Grateful thanks to the family Polidano who take care of and run the museum.
This visit was a fundraising event which raised one hundred euros.