Article about the Visit to the Malta Aviation Museum

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.
 
 
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Board Members and Officers 2019/20

Lions Club Sliema

President Alexander Arena
Immediate Past President George O. Attard
1st Vice President Margaret Frendo
2nd Vice President Edward Zammit
Treasurer Carmel Azzopardi
Secretary Lorna Farrugia
Tail Twister Isabella Micallef
Lion Tamer Louis Sciberras
Director – Past President Ian Lochhead
Director – Past President Chris Borg Cardona
Directors – 2 years Doreen Davis
Nadette Vella Briffa
Director – 1 year Victoria Muscat
Elise Solimni
Membership Chairperson Vivienne Zammit
LCIF Coordinator Adrian Darmanin

 

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Calendar of Events

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CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES

Mr Norman Wilson

will be giving us a talk on 

CHINESE SNUFF BOTTLES (Part 2)

Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 19.30

at

Victoria Hotel

 Lions Meeting Hall

 

Presentation will be in English.

 Port offered by Lions Club

Sliema and Nibbles made by Victoria Wilson will also  be served.

 

 
Parking:  Free under Victoria Hotel

 

All Lions Club members, family and friends are invited

After the talk we shall proceed  to a restaurant at the Victoria Hotel  for a light dinner.
Please inform Lion Chris Borg Cardona by  not later than 14th September 2019 if you will be joining us at the restaurant by SMS on mobile 79246760 or e-mail.  
chrisborgcardona@gmail.com

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VISIT TO THE MALTA AVIATION MUSEUM

 Sunday, 15th September 2019

 VISIT TO THE MALTA AVIATION MUSEUM

and

LUNCH AT IL VEDUTA, RABAT

 

 

We meet at 10.30am at the Malta Aviation Museum in Ta’ Qali for a visit at this Museum which will last about 1.15 hrs.  Afterwards will we proceed to Rabat for Lunch at Il-Veduta.

 

Entrance fee to Museum – €8

 

Please email  Lion Vivienne Zammit on vivzammit11@gmail.com indicating your attendance both for the Museum and Lunch by not later than 11th September 2019

 

 

 

 

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Awards Night

AWARDS NIGHT

 

Saturday 22nd June 2019

7.30pm for 8.00 pm

Dress Smart Casual

Price: € 25 per person

Venue: Victoria Hotel Roof Top

Menu: Buffet Style Food

Wine, Water, beer and soft drinks included in price 

RESERVATIONS: By latest 21st June to be sent via email to

Lion Joe Messina at messi242@gmail.com

Spouses, Partners and friends are invited

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Talk – “Il Discorso per li Naviganti”

TALK

      Wednesday, 19th June 2019 at 19.30

at Victoria Hotel

Lions Club Meeting Hall

“Il Discorso per li Naviganti” 1791

By

Mr Gabriel Farrugia

The Talk will be in English, duration not more than 1 hour

 After the Talk we shall proceed to the Victoria Hotel Restaurant “A Tavola” where we shall have a Pizza or Pasta or other items from the A La Carte Menu
Parking:  Free under Victoria Hotel

 All Lions Club members, family and friends are invited
Please inform Lion Chris Borg Cardona by  not later than 16th June 2019 if you will be joining us for the Meal only  by SMS on mobile 79246760 or e-mail.  chrisborgcardona@gmail.com

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Raising Funds for Guide Dogs

Lions Club Sliema is raising funds in aid of a Guide Dog.   For this purpose, new items such as Clothes and Shoes, and also Teddy Bears and Books will be on offer against a small Donation.

The venue for this event is the Stella Maris Parish Hall in Sliema and will take place on Sunday, 9th June from 0900 till 1300.

We hope to see many of you there, contributing to this very noble cause.

(Images are for presentation purposes )

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Photos from Visit to Palazzo Parisio 17 March 2019

The Sliema Lions Group Enjoyed Hearing about the History of this old Palace in the heart of Naxxar.

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Talk on Snuff Bottles 20.3.2019 POSTPONED

TALK POSTPONED – Mr Norman Wilson

will be giving us a talk on

ANCIENT SNUFF BOTTLES

(Part 2)

Wednesday, 20th March 2019 at 19.30

at

Victoria Hotel

 Lions Meeting Hall

Presentation will be in English.

During the Talk some Port and Nibbles made by Victoria Wilson will be served.


 IF ONE HAS BOOKED AND DOES NOT TURN UP FOR THE BUFFET, PAYMENT WILL STILL HAVE TO BE COLLECTED

 
Parking:  Free under Victoria Hotel

All Lions Club members, family and friends are invited

After the talk we shall proceed  to the Victoria Hotel Restaurant for a Mediterranean Buffet with all drinks included (wine, beer, soft drinks and water) at €25 per person.
Please inform Lion Chris Borg Cardona by  not later than 17 March 2019 if you will be joining us at the restaurant by SMS on mobile 79246760 or e-mail.  
chrisborgcardona@gmail.com

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