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My father George Addis (left) with David O'Connell taken on Safi Strip January 1941.

Still from a TV documentary on Operation Pedestal. My father is in the dark uniform.
Probably taken around Safi Strip.

Stack of bomb tail fins. Malta 1942

Self fusing bomb

Stack of 20 lb bombs. Malta 1942


Fitting first Block Buster to arrive in Malta

Maltese labourers unloading bombs

Fully loaded belly of Wellington. Malta 1942

Bomb dump. Malta 1943

Station Armoury, Luqa, November 1943.
Photo courtesy of Louise Dardart daughter of Peter Dardart standing 4th from left.

Untitled photo courtesy of Chris Rukin.

The bren carrier was adapted on Luqa as a bomb trailer tractor. These 3 photographs were taken on Luqa in 1943.


Loading torpedo



On the 7th June 1942 Axis aircraft dropped butterfly bombs also called 'crackers'. These were dropped in containers which burst on impact throwing out hundreds of grenades the size of cigarette tins.
Some of these exploded at once while others were detonated by a vehicle going over them.