Remarks: The Tower is almost the only remains of Hal Far airfield. Looking back at the airfield's glorious part in the Maltese aviation history, one will only remain sad at the present derelict state of Malta's first airstrip. Hal Far's runways, spoiled by a trench dug right through the tarmac, are used by car maniacs to test their engine's acceleration. The airfield, rich and unique in its glorious history, now rests in peace, proud of the honoured place it gained among the great airstrips of the British Services around the world. Opened on the 16 Jan 1923, used for Operational/Royal Navy 14-4-1946 (HSM Falcon)/RAF 1-9-1965/C & M 15-9-1967 and transferred to the Maltese Government and redeveloped as from Jan 1979. Rwy 13/3 (6000 ft long) was re-surfaced between April 20 and May 26, 1959. The other rwy, 09/27 (4500 ft long) was given a new surface between June 12 and July 28, 1959.