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The coin commemorates an important milestone in Maltese aviation history - the 100 years since the first flight from Malta. It was on 13 February 1915 that Captain Kilmer took off from the Grand Harbour on a seaplane that was carried by HMS Ark Royal. The plane landed in the harbour after a 55-minute flight. The coin depicts Captain Kilmer’s seaplane with Senglea Point, a prominent feature in the Grand Harbour, in the background. At the top the inscription "FIRST FLIGHT FROM MALTA" in semi-circle. At the right the years "1915-2015". At the bottom left the inscription "100TH ANNIVERSARY" and at the bottom the initials of the designer "NGB" (Noel Galea Bason).

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First flight from Malta

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First flight from Malta coin

Official Journal

C 143 30.04.2015

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