Major Anthony Zammit and Colonel Mark Anthony Said embarked on an exciting project to publish a book on 1st July 2022. This followed a suggestion by one of the Helicopter Flight’s stalwarts and ex-Officer Commanding Air Wing, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Smith.
The book will record as accurately as possible, the history of the Unit from inception at Fassberg, Germany to the current activities of the Air Wing at Luqa. All of the Unit’s sections will be represented, as will be the Men and Women, machines, facilities, plus events and activities. We also intend to record for posterity the German, Libyan and Italian connections, without excluding the very limited involvement of the Tunisians and Romanians. At present they are planning to print a limited edition of 200 hard bound copies, with 304 pages in full colour, and in A4 size. The book will be covered mainly in photographs (B&W and colour), some of which have never been seen before, and interspersed with newspaper cuttings, memorabilia, historical facts and anecdotes.
His Excellency The President of the Republic, Dr George Vella, was kind enough to foreword the book and Commander Armed Forces of Malta wrote the Introduction. All expenses will be covered through a sponsor or various sponsorships. The book will be launched at the Museum on the 50th Anniversary of the birth of the Helicopter Flight.
All proceeds from the book will go towards the Malta Aviation Museum Foundation, with special emphasis being placed on sponsoring the historical archives, and a new set of information boards depicting photographs and historical facts covering Aviation in Malta throughout the years.