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The 'voice' of the Malta Air Show passes away

Wing Commander Brian Essex, the commentator in the 20 editions of the Malta International Airshow, has passed away, the Malta Aviation Sociaty announced. He was 72.

Wing Cdr Brian Essex commanded the RAF Luqa-based 203 Sqd flying Nimrod patrol aircraft.  

He then served briefly in Oman before he settled in Malta with his family. 

"His love for Malta knew no bounds and his voluntary work saw him provide hours of commentary at each of the past air shows," the society said.

"The visiting public appreciated Brian’s excellent skills in providing airshow visitors with the best commentary possible, in his calm and soothing voice, cracking a joke every now and then."

He was also the project manager of the ‘Battle for Malta’ commemoration which saw many veterans come to Malta to celebrate 60 years of ‘Victory in Europe’.  

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