Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


HMS Lofoten 1956

At Suez she landed the transport for 45 Cdo. In 1964 she was converted into a dedicated helicopter training ship. In 1967, she was replaced in this role by the purpose built RFA Engadine.

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Paul Timms   [Aug 14, 2015 at 11:43 AM]
My father served on the Lofoten from 25th August 1956 to 26th Feb 1957. I believe he was involved during the Suez crisis. I have his naval GSM (Near East), here at home.
Prefect   [Aug 14, 2015 at 03:12 PM]
During the Suez crisis she was used to land the transport for 45 Commando which was part of the first ever, operational helicopter assault.

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