The Royal Army Medical Corps
And the Malta Garrison

The Malta Garrison – 1978

BFBS Malta

In July 1978, British Forces Broadcasting Services Malta fell a casualty to the dispute between the Malta Government and the British media. Mintoff ordered BFBS Malta to stop transmitting on 21 July 1978. This was in breach of the Anglo-Maltese defence agreement. Transmissions resumed on 12 Oct 1978, following the lifting of the ban on BBC journalists after the resolution of the discord.

CBF Malta

Flag Officer Malta
CBF Malta

Rear Admiral O N A Cecil was the last Commander British Forces Malta. In 1978, there were 1,200 servicemen, most belonging to the Royal Air Force. The troops became non-operational on 1 Oct 1978, and gradually withdrew by the end of Mar 1979.


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