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The George Cross is awarded to Malta

15th April 1942

The George Cross was awarded to the island of Malta by King George VI in a letter dated 15 April 1942 to the island's Governor Lieutenant-General Sir William Dobbie, so as to "bear witness to the heroism and devotion of its people" during the great siege it underwent in the early parts of World War II.

The George Cross is woven into the Flag of Malta and can be seen wherever the flag is flown.

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