The History Of The King’s Own Malta Regiment
The King’s Own Malta Regiment was raised in 1889, however its roots go right back to the Cacciatori Regiment of the Order of St John which was raised in 1777 by Grandmaster De Roham, as bear witness the Maltese Crosses emblazoned on the Regimental Colour of The King’s Own Malta Regiment, its badges, buttons and appointments.
Considerable research coupled with numerous interviews with ex-ranks of the Regiment has helped the author to achieve a masterful chronological narrative on this infantry regiment which includes the official Royal visit of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II to Malta on November 14 – 17, 1967. As a backdrop the author has included a detailed narrative about the Armed Forces of the Order, the French invasion of 1798 and the arrival of British and Allied military assistance in the same year.
This book which has taken years to bring to fruition, must certainly find a niche amongst the great human sagas of recorded history.
By: Capt J. M Wismayer
No of pages: 376