TIMELINE OF THE AFM'S LINEAGE
1800
Maltese Light Infantry battalion formed, under the command of Brigadier General Thomas Graham as part of the British Army.
1802
Previous battalion disbanded and succeeded by the Maltese Provincial Battalions, the Malta Coast Artillery and the Maltese Veterans
1815
Royal Malta Fencible Regiment succeeded the previous three units
1861
Regiment became known as the Royal Malta Fencible Artillery
1889
New Regiment set up: Royal Malta Artillery (RMA)
1939-1945
RMA played a major part in the defence of Malta during the War.
1962-1970
1st Regiment RMA served with distinction in the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR)
1970
RMA becomes Malta Land Force (MLF) and becomes the responsibility of the Government of Malta.
1973
Armed Forces of Malta (AFM). New responsibilities included the raising of the Malta Pioneer Corps and the Dirghajn il-Maltin. These two labour corps were replaced by the Dejma Corps which existed from 1981 - 1989
1980 - 1988
The AFM is divided into two separate units known as the AFM and the Task Force, each commanded by a Colonel.
1988
The two units were re-amalgamated into the AFM under the unified command of a Brigadier.