An extensive militaria collection surrounding Malta at the time of WWII will go under the hammer at The Grantham Auction Rooms on Wednesday 6th March 2013.
Malta was strategically important during the early part of the WWII military campaign with both sides fighting fiercely for control.
This militaria collection revolves around Squadron Leader CWA Davies OBE, who was stationed on the island at the time. It includes a first edition of 'Island Wings' the official magazine of the air forces in Malta, various passes for entry, a Royal Airforce Pocket Book, 3rd edition dated June 1937, A Warrant Officers Club Honorary Membership Card as well as other documents depicting life on the Island for a British aviation officer.
There are also photos of the bombardment of Valetta harbor taken by the Squadron leader who was decorated for his service during the war. Malta was one of the most intensively bombed areas during the war, as the Luftwaffe aimed to starve Malta into submission by bombing its ports, towns and cities. After the war ended Malta was awarded The George Cross for its efforts during the military campaign for control.
Also included in the collection is an extraordinary collection of photographs of bi-planes and monoplanes all dated in Karachi between 1927 and 1929, and a pin by Sharman D Neill Ltd of Belfast featuring the regiment Royal Enniskillen Fusiliers which was given in 1943 when the regiment served in Burma.
The Fine Art & Collective sale takes place at The Grantham Auction Rooms, Old Wharf Road, Grantham NG31 7AA on 3rd and 4th April 2013. Viewing is open from 10am till 4pm on the 2nd March and from 8.30am on the 3rd March. Interested bidders can contact the saleroom on 01476 565118 or register to bid online at /.