The information and photo's on this page were sent to us by Ray Palidano whose uncle was Mr. Tonna (now deceased), Chief Clerk for RAF Siggiewi for many years. If you would like copies of any of this information, please email the webmaster at rafsiggiewimalta@gmail.com

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To view these documents in a PDF, please click over the document. These three pages give some insight into when Siggiewi was created and why. Information due to Mr. Ray Palidano (Malta aviation Museum), nephew of Mr. Tonna, who was the Chief Clerk at Siggiewi for many years.

   


From paperwork recently acquired, we have learned that the Chapel was built by German POW's around 1947/48. The original building was a corrugated steel structure with wooden ends, (Quonset/Nissen hut) but in 1949 the stone ends were added using local Maltese labour and one of those workers, Mathew stayed with RAF Siggiewi for many years making sure the gardens were kept groomed and the staff did their jobs. RC and C of E services were held by Fr I Tonna or Fr Xuereb throughout the years and in 1978 when the barrack block closed, the services ceased. Since 1948 many marriages and christenings have been performed in the small Chapel with the last one taking place October 1st of 1978 when the Rev C Knight christened Gordon Richard Simmons, son of Cpl David Simmons and his wife Sue. The event was attended by the entire staff remaining at Siggiewi.


Inside of the Chapel

 

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