The Malta George Cross
Fiftieth Anniversary Medal

The Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Medal obverse


The Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Medal reverse

The Malta George Cross Fiftieth Anniversary Commemorative Medal is a commemorative medal created by the government of Malta and awarded by, or in the name of, the President of Malta. Established on January 17, 1992, it could be awarded to individuals who met the specified requirements of service and made application for award of the medal by April 15, 1994. The medal honours the collective award of the George Cross to the island of Malta during the Second World War. The medal was awarded for service during the qualifying period of June 10, 1940 to September 8, 1943, during and after the Siege of Malta. Three distinct groups were eligible for the medal, uniformed members of the allied armed forces and merchant marine, civilians on Malta who served in specific capacities during the qualifying period, and members of the Scout Association of Malta for service during the qualifying period.

The medal is circular, 36mm in diameter and was struck in cupro-nickel. The obverse of this medal depicts the Coat of Arms of Malta with the date; ‘1992’ at its base.

The reverse depicts the George Cross in the centre, surrounded by the inscription; ‘BĦALA XHIEDA TA’ EROIŻMU U DEDIKAZZJONI’ and ‘TO BEAR WITNESS TO HEROISM AND DEVOTION’ separated by a Maltese Cross at the top and the date; ‘1942’ at the base.

The ribbon suspender is in the style of a straight suspension bar depicting a relief of olive branches and palm fronds meeting in the centre, attached to the medal by a small ring.

The medal was issued un-named.


The medal is suspended from a blue (representing the ocean) ribbon wide with two narrow central vertical stripes of white and red (the colours on Malta's flag).