Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Freshspray & Freshspring 196034 viewsPainting by OldBat.

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

Copyright © Liz Mardel
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Freshspray (L) & Freshspring (R) 196034 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
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Caption competition107 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
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Feeling chuffed87 views"Train" rides round St Andrew's, Airborme Forces Day 1969.admin
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Not waving but drowning70 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.admin
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Whaler (L) & gig (R)136 viewsHMS Sultan's crew jolly 1889admin
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952135 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
Copyright ©Phill Rose
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS307 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!tedhebden
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Mtarfa water391 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 1975487 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
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On This Day 472 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 1950s391 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952339 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

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Bridesmaid300 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

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Leonard Reed264 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon283 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

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Mess Ball - Hal Far?307 viewsMy parents and pals.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon290 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 - 273 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 1955412 viewsWhen new.Prefect
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HMS Antrim 1973306 viewsPrefect
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HMS Devonshire 1963295 viewsPrefect
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HMS Norfolk 1971277 viewsPrefect
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HMS London 1971284 viewsPrefect
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HMS Roberts 1945398 viewsOhio in background.Prefect
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946290 viewsPrefect
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Timms Family in Malta295 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul Timms
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Timms family280 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.Timms274 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul Timms
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Eagle & Victorious c1958351 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sheffield 1957331 viewsHMS Ceylon background. White Star's Brittanic rightPrefect
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HMS Broadsword 1987317 viewsPrefect
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