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King George V’s Silver Jubilee

Some sparse information about the above subject, after seeing photographs at the National Archives at Rabat, Malta.

The celebrations in Malta were held between 05-12 May 1935. According to website, “On 6th May 1935 . . . Blackburn Ripons from 812 Squadron excelled by carrying out illuminated night-flying, whilst two Avro Tutors, presumably belonging to the Station Flight, performed illuminated aerobatics.”

A photograph at the National Archives, dated 7th May 1935, shows a formation of biplanes overflying Marsa (presumably, today’s Marsa Sports Grounds).
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