The DVD, which is narrated by actor and aviator, Martin Shaw, follows the
story of the Merlins project, that made the epic flight to return a
Spitfire and Hurricane to Malta for the first time in over 50 years.
The DVD tracks the project from the very beginning and culminates with the
events that took place in Malta last September. It includes the stunning
arrival through Grand Harbour filmed from the onboard camera in the
Spitfire. It also includes footage of the Malta International Air Show,
the commemorative flypast at the War Memorial and the opening of the
Air Battle of Malta Memorial Hangar and air-to-air footage filmed
throughout the trip.
The DVD has been produced by Roundel
Productions. It was written and edited by James Blatch and produced
by Vic Flores.
The DVD includes interviews with the team behind
the project; the pilots, the owners of the aircraft, and with Muriel
Pavlow, project supporter and star of Malta Story and Reach for the Sky.
The Final Filming
Martin Shaw introducing
Only a limited number of
DVDs are available so order soon to avoid disappointment!
My wife and I have
just enjoyed watching the DVD. Thank you for producing such an
excellent programme, it has been well worth waiting for and we are
convinced it will have a large market especially in the George
Cross Island we know well. The enthusiasm, dedication and emotion
associated with the project are conveyed effectively in the film.
Congratulations to all concerned.
We received the
DVD last week and just wanted to say thank you to you and everyone
else involved in this project. My husband was over the moon when
he watched it, and it brought back happy memories of our week in
Malta last year
What a fantastic
achievement, the whole film was brilliantly put together and
wonderfully evocative. One to treasure
Just received the
DVD, & having been in Malta, at Grand Harbour for the arrival, it
took me back to last Sept.
Stunning DVD, and
especially moving "Abide with me" by the veterans.
Congratulations to all the team.
I have just
watched 'Merlins Over Malta' and want you to know that it was
worth every second of the wait. IT IS STUNNING!!.
congratulations go to everyone who made it possible and I wish I
could have been stood on the Upper Barraker gardens as the two
aircraft flew into the Grand Harbour. My wife and I were at
Ta'Qali Air Museum in May of last year and they were only at the
footings stage of the new hangar and we thought they had no chance
of finishing it in time but, as with the whole operation, it came
good in the end.
congratulations and thank you to the team for a magnificent show
and an equally magnificent memento.
Just received and
watched DVD. Was really well worth the wait, excellent brought
back memories of those two entering the grand harbour. The DVD is
a lovely finish to a job well done by all the team
Thank you all for the effort
my copy of the DVD on Sunday at Duxford, I would just like to let
you know how much I enjoyed watching it and to congratulate you on
the great achievement of taking the Spitfire and Hurricane to
Malta. Your enthusiasm and stamina must be second to none. The
sight of the planes flying in over Valletta harbour for the first
time is amazing, I only wish I had been there to witness it
I have heard
stories of life in wartime Malta from my late father-in-law who
was a boy of around 10 at the time so I know a little about how
the people suffered and how grateful they were to the British
forces. Unfortunately he died in 2004 so was not aware of your
project. I know he would have been as excited as his fellow
countrymen at the return of the aircraft, so on behalf of him and
others of our family that are still in Malta I would like to thank
At last I have had
the time to sit down at watch the DVD which you kindly sent me a
week or so ago. As I watched it I think that I realised for the
very first time what a supreme effort we all put in to support
those brave old folk who went out to Malta first during the War
and again last September. To see your two beautiful aircraft once
more in the skies over Malta and also to see the veterans in the
pouring rain at the war memorial in Floriana brought a lump to my
Received the dvd
today and watched it tonight with my husband. Wonderful! The
aircraft, the sight of Malta beneath their wings, the archival
footage (watching the bombs land was so scary!). Thanks to the
team for making the project happen. I now want to visit Malta...