AFM Open Day this Sunday
The AFM will hold its annual Open Day at Luqa Barracks on Sunday, celebrating the 42nd anniversary of the formation of the service.
The anniversary celebrations were kicked off on October 3 with Mass at St John's celebrated by the Archbishop and led by the President.
During the Open Day, the various regiments will display specialist skills and tasks, such as explosive ordnance disposal. There will be arms handling displays and anti-aircraft gun firing drills as well as gun ceremonial drills by the Air Defence & Fire Support Company.
A range of military hardware will be on display.
The Medical Branch will give visitors the opportunity to have their blood pressure and blood glucose levels measured.
The Emergency Response and Rescue Corps (ERRC) will be demonstrating CPR techniques. The National Blood Transfusion Services (NBTS) will be promoting its services.
For the first time in recent history, the AFM's Astra Cinema will be open to the public. The AFM, in collaboration with Cinema Heritage Group (CHG) and 'Filmed in Malta' will be holding exhibitions and discussions while showcasing images and footage related to cinema heritage and the military.
Refreshments will be available throughout the day and there will be entertainment for children. Doors open at 11 a.m. and close at 6 p.m.