Air Force & Navy Reserve Squadrons Summer Camps
On these pages, you’ll find (sparse) information on Royal Auxiliary AF and RN Volunteer Reserve squadrons which came to Malta for two-week summer camps, to conduct exercises.
The equivalent of the US Air National Guard, these squadrons were manned by volunteers who were willing to sacrifice week-ends and public holidays as required.
These camps ran from 1950-56 for the RNVR, and 1952-56 for the RAuxAF, although some of the Auxiliary AF squadrons had their camps cancelled in 1956, as a result of the impending Suez Canal crisis.
Reserve squadrons were all cancelled in 1957, the result of defence cuts.
The following are links to each page.
Royal Aux. AF
Royal Navy Volunteer Reserves