Reg Young of Liverpool England was killed during The Battle of Malta 1942 aboard Melbourne Star. Handwritten account of The Battle
The reason I write to you is that in my fathers papers I came across the attached hand written account of "The Battle" and I thought it may contribute to your other accounts of that period of the war. I do hope you find this article of interest-I was moved by the very matter of fact way in which the writer recoded what must have been a very sad and frightening picture of men that he could not help.
My thanks for your thoughtfulness in sending me that document, it is always great to receive a prime document such as that one, especially as it deals with a vital part of our Naval History in WW2. We will add it to AHOY and hopefully visitors to our site may also enjoy it.
Malta was such a vital cog in hanging on in North Africa, and just had to be held. That indeed was a close run thing, and I am the proud possessor of a Malta George Cross 50th. Anniversary Medal, as my Australian cruiser had supported a Malta Convoy in those tough days.
With best wishes for the festive season, and the coming years.