A glimpse of Fort St Elmo at the time of the Great Siege
Undeniably, the most fascinating aspect of Fort St Elmo's long and chequered history is the heroic role it played during the Great Siege of 1565. ...
In 1889 at the same time of the forming of the Royal Malta Artillery, approval was obtained for the forming of a militia regiment on the island, the Royal Malta Regiment of Militia.
This regiment was very popular and in a very short time recruitment was such that a second battalion was formed. In 1915 an element of the regiment formed from both battalions volunteered to serve in Cyprus on garrison duties during the First World War. A number of officers and men volunteered for service in Gallipoli and Salonika while several officers served at the Western Front and other theatres with British Line regiments.
In 1923 the Kings own Malta Regiment of Militia ('King's Own' granted in 1903 by King Edward VII) was disbanded, retaining only a cadre company which formed the nucleus of the new territorial regiment raised in 1932, The King's Own Malta Regiment.
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