Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Freshspray & Freshspring 19607 viewsPainting by OldBat.

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

Copyright © Liz Mardel
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Freshspray (L) & Freshspring (R) 196012 viewsFreshspring is currently being restored. Google it.

Copyright © Liz Mardel (OldBat)
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Caption competition83 viewsOutside Astra cinema Luqa.

Answers on a postcard. No prizes, just the kudos.
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Feeling chuffed70 views"Train" rides round St Andrew's, Airborme Forces Day 1969.admin
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Not waving but drowning55 viewsHRH transfers between HMS Eastbourne and HMS Walkerton off Malta, April 1960.admin
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Whaler (L) & gig (R)119 viewsHMS Sultan's crew jolly 1889admin
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RFA Blue Ranger 1952128 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
Copyright ©Phill Rose
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS295 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!tedhebden
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Mtarfa water382 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 1975474 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
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On This Day 465 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 1950s383 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952333 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

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Bridesmaid293 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

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Leonard Reed257 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon273 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

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Mess Ball - Hal Far?297 viewsMy parents and pals.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon282 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 - 263 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 1955402 viewsWhen new.Prefect
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HMS Antrim 1973298 viewsPrefect
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HMS Devonshire 1963287 viewsPrefect
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HMS Norfolk 1971269 viewsPrefect
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HMS London 1971277 viewsPrefect
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HMS Roberts 1945390 viewsOhio in background.Prefect
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946286 viewsPrefect
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Timms Family in Malta288 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul Timms
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Timms family274 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.Timms267 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul Timms
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Eagle & Victorious c1958341 viewsPrefect
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HMS Sheffield 1957323 viewsHMS Ceylon background. White Star's Brittanic rightPrefect
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HMS Broadsword 1987311 viewsPrefect
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