The Old Flying Machine Company’s Spitfire LF IXB MH434 will be flying out to the Malta International Airshow this year. It is a very big anniversary year for Malta; 70 years ago the George Cross medal for Gallantry was awarded to the people of Malta for heroism shown on the ground during the dark days of the Second World War.
The visit to Malta has been spearheaded by the Malta Aviation Society and will no doubt spark memories of 2005 and the Merlins over Malta project that saw the Historic Aircraft Collections Spitfire Vb and Hurricane XII visit the island. The Spitfire is an iconic aircraft to the Maltese as the RAF fighters helped break the siege of Malta by German Forces in 1942.
Thanks to Ian Sheeley of TSA Consulting