The Royal Marines in Malta

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As part of the Fleet and 3 Commando Brigade the Royal Marines have had strong links with Malta throughout the 20th century.

The Corps undertaken special duties such as operating the anti-aircraft guns of HMS St Angelo during World War Two, protecting NATO’s ‘Southern Flank’ in the Cold War and covering the withdrawal of British Forces from 1977 to 1979.

During this time they have used many of the island’s bases and barracks including Ghain Tuffieha Camp and Pembroke Garrison.

Aerial view of HMS St Angelo. (RMM)
Aerial view of HMS St Angelo. (RMM)

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