The Royal Army Medical Corps
And the Malta Garrison

The Malta Garrison – 1974


Republic of Malta

On 13 Dec 1974, Malta became a republic within the Commonwealth. The first president of the new Republic was Sir Anthony Mamo, a former Chief Justice, who had served as Governor General following the departure of Sir Maurice Dorman.

Defence Review

In 1974, the British Labour Government carried a review of its military needs in peace time. The Government proposed to save £4700 million in defence spending over ten years. 35,000 serviceman were to go and 41 Cdo RM based at Malta was to be disbanded.


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