Timeline of AFM's Lineage

1798 - The First Maltese Army set-up by a Maltese Government & Constitution was on 4th September 1798.
 
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)
 
1965 - ​The Malta Land Force (MLF)​ was formed.
 
1970 - Royal Malta Artillery was transferred to the Malta Land Force (MLF)​ and fell under 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.
CONTACT INFORMATION:
 
 Contact Name 
Headquarters AFM
Luqa Barracks
Luqa VLT2000
Malta

 Telephone
(+356) 2249 4000 /
(+356) 2249 4019 /
(+356) 2249 4020 
 
 Email