30 April – 1917 – Sails from Malta

DIARY: Left Grand harbour Valetta at 5pm and proceeded to sea in company with a collier. Escorted by two ships of the Flower Class, Geranium and Cyclamen. HMS Geranium, was launched in 1915.  In 1920 she was sold to join the Australian Navy and sunk as a target ship in 1935. HMS Cyclamen was a… Continue reading 30 April – 1917 – Sails from Malta

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29 April 1917 – Visits St John’s Cathedral and finds lots of old mates in Malta

DIARY: Went ashore to Church with Haigh and Pegler in morning. Afternoon went ashore and rowed round harbour at Sinlea.  Had tea and went to view S. John’s Roman Catholic Cathedral, a most splendid and beautiful church, containing a small chapel and altar of every great nation.  Ceiling very beautifully painted by an Italian artist. … Continue reading 29 April 1917 – Visits St John’s Cathedral and finds lots of old mates in Malta