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‘For the last 12 years you were my buddy & friend from up there’ – Gunner Matthew Psaila’s friend
Psaila tragically passed away 12 years ago.

Jillian Mallia

Today, 12 years ago, Gunner Matthew Psaila lost his life after finding difficulty during training with the Armed Forces at Chadwick Lakes. He passed away three days after the incident.

Jean Pierre Coleiro, a friend and colleague of Matthew’s, shared a tribute post this morning, 12 years after his passing. “You were by buddy and my friend, and for the last 12 years you were my buddy and friend from up there, where there is no pain,” he shared on socials, captioning a photo of them in their uniform.

“You left us [at] a very young age but you will remain in our hearts forever. Till we meet again,” Jean Pierre concluded.

Rest in peace, Matthew.

16th February 2021


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A book lover, writer and globetrotter who loves exploring new places and the local gems that the Maltese Islands have to offer. An avid foodie and arts fanatic, Jillian searches the island and beyond for the perfect settings to write about.

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