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WATCH: This footage of the Dingli underground transmitting station will leave you in awe
Oh snap!

Jillian Mallia

Incredible! Local explorers have shared insane footage of their adventures through the Dingli underground transmitting station located underneath the Dingli Radar station – a landmark on the island.

Angelo Caruana and Pierre Farrugia explored the area which is not accessible to the general public. The area is managed by the Malta Air traffic Services, a government-owned company, the air navigation service provider for the Maltese islands and Malta’s FIR.

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“This underground complex was excavated during 1941 to house the equipment of the first two radar systems in Malta,” they share. “Apart from many interesting parts of this underground station we visited the Generators Room which housed two Lister 20KVA diesel generators with a ventilation fan for each set and the exhaust pipe extending through the central tunnel onto the side of the cliff; a small cabin excavated into the rocks which was used by a Wireless Operator using Morse Code to pass information to the War Rooms in case a break down in landlines develop.” Woah!

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What’s interesting is that there are also rumours that a tunnel exists between this area and the receiver's area which are located across the road. Maybe one day they’ll be uncovered to shed light on more of Malta’s history.

Watch the full video here:

21st July 2021


Jillian Mallia
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Jillian Mallia
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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