Medical Officers of the Malta Garrison

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Malta Garrison – 1974

Regimental Medical Officers

Events 1974

Republic of Malta

On 13 Dec 1974, Malta became a republic within the Commonwealth. The first president of the new Republic was Sir Anthony Mamo, a former Chief Justice, who had served as Governor General following the departure of Sir Maurice Dorman.

Defence Review

In 1974, the British Labour Government carried a review of its military needs in peace time. The Government proposed to save £4700 million in defence spending over ten years. 35,000 serviceman were to go and 41 Cdo RM based at Malta was to be disbanded.


  1. Stanhope H. Defence costs to be reduced by £4,700m over 10 years. Times [London, England] 4 December. 1974: 1. The Times Digital Archive.