Bee Gees star Robin Gibb laid a wreath on the Air Forces Memorial in Floriana today and urged the young to appreciate the freedom they were enjoying through the sacrifice of the war dead.

Gibb is well known for his efforts to encourage the young to honour the war dead. He recently released a single - We will remember them - and as president of the Heritage Foundation is working in the UK for the building of a memorial to dead aircrew of Bomber Command.

Gibb was yesterday honour during the Malta Music Awards when President George Abela presented him an award "in recognition for his efforts in honouring the fallen of the war."

He asked to lay a wreath on the memorial in Malta in view of the role the island played in the Second World War.

He was joined at the Air Forces Memorial by Heritage Fund vice-president Mike Read and officials from Maltese ex-servicemen's associations led by Lt Col (rtd) Albert Camilleri.

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