Family holidays often present an opportunity to follow through on my interest in military history. Earlier ths year my wife and I took a trip to Malta. The Grand Harbour was for many years the home of the British Mediterranean Fleet and I know from old documents held in my family archive that a relative of mine had been based on the island at the turn of the century.
Amongst Ernest's legacy of photographs and documents, I have a picture of HMS Commonwealth steaming into the Grand Harbour, Malta. Luckily for me, my wife was keen to go on a Harbour Cruise so I took the opportunity to take the photo shown below. Same location as the top photograph but with a 100 year time difference.
I have a passion for travel, an enduring interest in military history and a network of like minded friends. This blog is a natural development of my long established web site which features a large number of visits to battlefields all over the world. To view my battlefield walks please click on one of the header links above.
Scroll down to the foot of the page to subscribe to my blog.