This is the most comprehensive account of the Air Forces in Malta during Word War II. Malta was a vital base from which Allied aircraft could inflict serious damage on the crucial Axis supply route to Rommel in North Africa. In order to secure that route, the might of the Luftwaffe and Italian Air Forces were thrown together against the tiny island, affecting not just the defending servicemen and women, but the entire population. Heavily bombed and running short of fuel and food, the island laboured to stand firm in the face of the enemy.
Faith, Hope and Malta GC vividly describes how the fighters, bombers, torpedo, and reconnaissance aircraft of the RAF and FAA took the fight to the enemy and triumphantly succeeded with every odd stacked against them.
Accounts of air battles fought by the likes of ‘Screwball’ Buerling, Warburton, Broom and Gibbs are enriched by actual extracts from diaries kept by some of the air and groundcrew involved, their unquenchable spirit enabling the Air Forces on that beleaguered island to survive and triumph.
Finally awarded the George cross for its heroism and devotion to duty, the island fortress of Malta and its people played a key role in the success of World War II and Faith, Hope and Malta GC provides a moving insight into those dark times using the words of those who were there.