George VI visited North Africa & Malta in June 1943 as shown here: And mentioned here: King George VI visits North Africa and Malta - WWII Today A number of questions: Photographs I have suggest he was in Tripoli with Monty on the 19th, the 21st & 22nd, but in Malta on the 20th. a) Can anybody manage more details on his itinerary? From Macmillan's War Diaries I know that he arrived in Algiers on June 12th (under the codename 'General Lyon') and that he was accompanied by Piers 'Joey' Legh (an Equerry) and Alexander 'Alec' Hardinge (his Private Secretary--soon to resign). He stayed there with Ike and many others on 13th, visited the 'American Army' on Monday 14th and hosted a garden party at his villa on the 15th. He was scheduled to fly to 'Tunisia etc.' on the morning of the 16th, but his departure was postponed (unclear how long) by a thunderstorm. The next I have him is sailing from Tripoli for Malta at 10 p.m. on the night of Saturday, 19 June and arriving there at 9.30 a.m. the following day. He stayed for the day, departed at 10 p.m and returned to Tripoli at 7 a.m. on Monday 21. He is then back in Algiers on the night of 23 June for dinner, review French troops (somewhere) on the morning of 24 June and leaving for home that night. This book suggests that he was away for two weeks in total and returned to Britain from Fez and landed at Northolt at 6 a.m. on June 25th to be met by Churchill: Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother I'd like to know the various specific locations he toured from 16th to 23rd excluding Malta. b) Who traveled with him in his entourage? Which army figures did he meet? Anyone in addition to the names given above? c) Can anybody identify the figure in the rear of the car with him in this photograph? (or, for that matter the driver and the unit greeting him?) THE BRITISH ARMY IN NORTH AFRICA 1943 (E 25431) [you can zoom a long way] d) Does anybody know of any memoirs or autobiographies that cover this visit apart from Macmillan's and Cunningham's?