|Historical Name of Location||¬†¬†¬†||Luqa, Malta|
Contributor: C. Peter Chen
ww2dbaseRAF Station Luqa on the island of Malta was the headquarters of the British Royal Air Force Mediterranean Command during WW2. It remained a RAF base after the war, but the airfields increasingly became shared with civilian flights. RAF departed the base in 1979 largely due to the high cost for leasing the land from the Maltese government. The site of the former RAF Luqa is now the Malta International Airport.
Last Major Update: Dec 2014
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|18 Jan 1941¬†||German Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers attacked Malta for the third consecutive day, destroying 6 RAF aircraft and damaging many more at the Luqa and Hal Far airfields.|
|29 Jan 1945¬†||Winston Churchill arrived at RAF Luqa on Malta.|
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