Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Trooper R Martin d. 191841 viewsWhat does Trooper Martin have to do with Malta's part in World War One? Malta, 'Nurse of the Mediterranean' cared for casualties from the Gallipoli and Salonika campaigns. Martin died like thousands of others - but only after surviving one of the world's first open heart surgeries AND being operated upon by one of the first woman surgeons. He has become famous 100 years later.

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We will remember them.
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Freshspray & Freshspring 196051 viewsPainting by OldBat.

But which is which? (Look closely and compare with photo).

Copyright © Liz Mardel
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Freshspray (L) & Freshspring (R) 196050 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
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Caption competition125 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
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Feeling chuffed129 views"Train" rides round St Andrew's, Airborme Forces Day 1969.admin
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Not waving but drowning82 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.admin
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Whaler (L) & gig (R)152 viewsHMS Sultan's crew jolly 1889admin
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952145 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
Copyright ©Phill Rose
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS320 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!tedhebden
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Mtarfa water400 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Copyright © Bruce Williams
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On This Day - Vulcan crash 14 Oct 1975499 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
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On This Day 482 viewsLt George Carroll - Hero of Mosta - died 23 May 2012

Lt Carroll (pictured left) is believed to have been responsible for tackling more unexploded bombs than any other Royal Engineers bomb disposal officer in World War II, across all theatres of war.

Remarkably, he was the only bomb disposal officer from the Army, Navy and Air Force active during the siege of Malta not to be decorated, though this did not bother him.

See TIMES OF MALTA

And UXB MALTA
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Another mess 'do' - HMS Falcon, Hal Far 1950s399 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

Sue Lewis
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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952346 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

Sue Lewis (nee Reed)
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Bridesmaid307 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

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Leonard Reed270 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon289 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

Sue Lewis
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Mess Ball - Hal Far?315 viewsMy parents and pals.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon300 viewsMy father Len Reed was in the Royal Navy when he became in charge of a small unit of the Fleet Air Arm at Hal Far in 1950-53. I think he went up in planes fixing electrical faults connected with the radios and communications. (He didn't care much for that part !)

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HMS Galatea - 1978 - 286 viewsA PR shot found by Russ Palmer when clearing out one of the ships offices prior to going in to refit.SC-UK
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Ark Royal 1955419 viewsWhen new.Prefect
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HMS Antrim 1973315 viewsPrefect
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HMS Devonshire 1963300 viewsPrefect
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HMS Norfolk 1971282 viewsPrefect
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HMS London 1971293 viewsPrefect
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HMS Roberts 1945406 viewsOhio in background.Prefect
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946296 viewsPrefect
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Timms Family in Malta301 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul Timms
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Timms family285 viewsMy father R.E.Timms with me, Paul Timms & my sister Linda Timms . c 1955/56Paul Timms
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P.O. R.E.Timms280 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul Timms
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Eagle & Victorious c1958360 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sheffield 1957342 viewsHMS Ceylon background. White Star's Brittanic rightPrefect
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