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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

Memories of the Royal Naval School, Malta, 1947 - 1978.


3 May 1954

HM & HRH are greeted by Sir Gerald & Lady Creasy at the start of the visit.

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Prefect   [Jun 03, 2012 at 01:07 PM]
Interesting to note that in 1954, the crew of the "Britannia Barge" were not required to wear lifejackets, unlike this afternoon on the Thames.
phillrose   [Jun 04, 2012 at 09:23 AM]
Not many bothered with life jackets in those days and we all survived. Did the buoy jumpers in Sliema Creek wear them? many is the time they went for a swim. Laughing
Mind you it has gone a little OTT on the BeeB where if the reporter steps into 6" of water they put on a life jacket.
Martin Powell   [Jun 10, 2012 at 05:36 PM]
Our sense of pride in Queen and Empire buoyed us up - hence "Chin Up". Don't get me started Phill - see THIS. I love the way they decided he was dead from 20 feet away.
phillrose   [Jun 11, 2012 at 08:37 AM]
As you say Martin best not get started, our friends in Gosport new the pond and said you could easily walk it. As they used to say, Wooden ships and iron men, now it is iron ships and wooden men. But hey, don't get ME started. Sad

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