National War Museum

National War Museum

Lower Fort St Elmo

Spur Street

Valletta VLT 1741


+356 21 222 430

Daily 09:00 – 17:00

Closed: 24, 25, 31 December, 1 January and Good Friday

Admission fee

Aircraft collection

Gloster Sea Gladiator II

N5520 Gloster Sea Gladiator II

In 1940 some Royal Navy Sea Gladiators stored in Malta were taken on charge by the RAF for the island’s defence. They became famous as Faith, Hope and Charity, though there were more than three. N5520, which became identified as “Faith” at some point during its active life, was the only survivor — albeit in skeleton form.

Gloster Sea Gladiator II Gloster Sea Gladiator II N5520 Royal Navy picture Ruud Boots