time to explore with esplora

A day of adventure at Fort St Angelo

A day of adventure at Fort St Angelo

Photo: Heritage Malta

On Sunday 12 December, Fort St Angelo will be offering a day of adventure, during which the Malta Command WWII Living History group will be taking over the fort, bringing to life the daily schedule of a World War II soldier.

The group will also be inaugurating its newly formed combined operations unit. The combined operations pilotage parties, also known as COPP in short, were a top-secret military organisation that operated for the first time during the war by being sent to Algiers.

What’s on the schedule?

Photo: Heritage Malta

Photo: Heritage Malta

The day’s events will kick off with a presentation lecture at 11am in the Admiral’s Hall, where the Malta command will be launching the mentioned secret unit, which carried missions from Malta during 1943. Two tables on either side of the hall will showcase weapons used by this specialised unit, together with other important equipment in use during military operations from Malta. A live demonstration session of these weapons will be held following the lecture.

On the day, the Fort’s upper part, better known as the Cavalier, will also be open to the public, with an exclusive curatorial tour for Heritage Malta members in the afternoon. Veterans from the Royal Naval Association – Malta Branch will be honouring the event with their presence.

What’s on the schedule?

Fort St Angelo will be open from 10am to 5pm, with last admissions at 4:30pm. Tickets for general entry will only be available at the door, with reduced prices, as follows: €5 for adults, €2 for children, students, seniors and Heritage Malta passport holders. Admission is free for Heritage Malta members. Tickets for the lecture are €1 and are available here. Members will be admitted to the lecture free of charge, but should pre-book by sending a request on info@heritagemalta.org. For the members curatorial tour, tickets are available from Heritage Malta museums and sites, or by sending an email.

read more...

read more...