The King's Own Malta Regiment
Authors and Contributors this page: T.F. Mills, Christopher Buyers, Denis Darmanin
Page created 10 March 2001. Corrected and updated 18.07.2004

The King's Own Malta Regiment

and Militia predecessors

cap badge,
The King's Own Malta Regiment
 Malta  
  Titles & Lineage
  History & War Service
  Battle Honours
  Colours, Standards and Guidons

  Badges and Uniforms

  Colonel-in-Chief
  Honorary Colonels
 Traditions
 Alliances
 Bibliography

Note: This is a battalion history of the part-time reserves, which are normally liable for full-time active service only in an emergency. See the main regimental page(s) as linked below for more information.
How to find information about individuals who served in this corps
 
  Titles and Lineage
1801.01 Regiment of Maltese Militia
1802 disbanded

1852 Maltese Militia
1857 disbanded

1889.05.01 Royal Malta Regiment of  Militia
considered successor to Maltese Chasseurs
1903.06.01 The King's Own Royal Malta Regiment of Militia
1921.04.14 disbanded

1931 The King's Own Malta Regiment
re-formed as regular cadre company on British Establishment
1951.09 transferred to Malta Territorial Force
1970.10.01 transferred to Malta Land Force under Maltese Government control
1972.04.01 disbanded
  History (Links) & War Service  
History:
The Maltese Militia, 1801, by Denis A. Darmanin (DeGree Miniatures).
The Maltese Militia, 1852-1857, by Denis A. Darmanin (DeGree Miniatures).
The Royal Malta Regiment of Militia, 1889-1904, by Denis A. Darmanin (DeGree Miniatures).
The King's Own Malta Regiment of Militia, 1903-1921, by Denis A. Darmanin (DeGree Miniatures).
The King's Own Malta Regiment, 1931-1972, by Denis A. Darmanin (DeGree Miniatures).
   
Battalions:
  1st Battalion, KOMR [1897-1921, 1931-1946, 1952-1972]
  2nd Battalion, KOMR [1897-1921, 1940-1946, 1952-1972]
  3rd Battalion, KOMR [1940-1945]
  10th Battalion, KOMR [Territorial] [1942-1943]
   
Deployment and Service:
 
Colour Key: War service Overseas service Home service
       
     
       
       
       
Biography and Gallantry Awards:
[no external sites have been found]
Associations, Forums and Re-Enactors:
Heritage Interpretation Group (Royal Malta Regiment), by Fondazzjoni Wirt Artna.
Museums, Monuments, Memorials and Chapels:
[no external sites have been found]
  Battle Honours Index of Battle Honours
Index of Wars
18001

The Second World War:  Malta 1940-42

1.  awarded 1897 for services of Maltese Chasseurs (usually rendered as MDCCC on the badge and Colours).

  Colours, Standards and Guidons Introduction to Colours
Record of Colours:
  Uniforms and Badges
 
Badges: A Maltese Cross.
From 1904(?):
The Royal Cypher in the four corners of the Regimental Colour.
From 1946(?):
The George Cross between the third and fourth corner of the Regimental Colour.
Uniform: 1852-1857: blue; facings: scarlet
1889-1914: scarlet; facings: blue
1951-1972: blue; facings: blue; piping: scarlet
   
   
     
   
  Colonel-in-Chief Index of Royal Colonels
1903.06.01 F.M. HM King Edward VII
1953.06.02 HM Queen Elizabeth II
  Honorary Colonels
Honorary Colonel:
  1889.08.18 Lt-Gen. Sir Henry D'Oyley Torrens, KCB, KCMG
  1890.05.10 Gen. Sir Henry Augustus Smyth, KCMG
1910.06.09 Col. Nicholas Grech-Biancardi, CMG, CVO
1914.10.17 F.M. The Rt Hon Francis Wallace (Grenfell), 1st Baron Grenfell, PC, GCB, GCMG
1925-1936 [vacant]
  1936.07.01 Col. Percy Reginald Worrall, CBE, DSO, MC
  1941.06.22 Col. Edgar Joseph Vella, OBE, KStJ, ED
  1957.06.22 Col.Victor George Vella, CMG, CVO, OBE, KStJ, ED
  1962.06.22 Col. Roger Gerald Charles Strickland, TD
1965.12.01 Col. Chevalier Frank Cassar Torregiani, ED
     
     
  Traditions
 
Motto:
Nicknames:
Anniversaries:
Freedoms:
Marches:
Musicians:
Mascot:
Miscellaneous Tradition Links:
  Alliances Introduction to Alliances
 

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  Bibliography How To Find Books
Regimental Journal:
Full Histories:
Chesney, Alexander George. Historical records of the Maltese Corps of British Army. London : W. Clowes & Sons, 1897.
Chesney, Alexander George. Historical records of the Maltese Corps of British Army. [facsim. reprint] Valletta, Malta : Midsea Books Ltd., 1986.
Wismayer, J. M. (Joe M.). The history of the King's Own Malta Regiment and the armed forces of the Order of St. John. Valletta : Said International, 1989. ISBN: 187168420X
Montanaro, E.G.; and Harker, G.B. Regimental history : RMA and KOMR. [Valletta] : Criterion Press, 1944.
Borg, C. L. Salute to Maltese infantrymen. Valletta : Valletta Pub., 1990.
Short Histories: