Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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Whaler & cutter12 viewsHMS Sultan's crew jolly 1889admin
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RFA Blue Ranger 195270 viewsSmall Replenishment Tanker
Copyright ©Phill Rose
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SGTS MESS CHRISTMAS PARTY. ROYAL SIGNALS239 viewsProbably taken at Sgts mess in Floriana. Anybody you recognise ?!tedhebden
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Mtarfa water317 viewsThe photo shows my sister helping with a water delivery to our married families' quarters in St Patrick's.

Bruce Williams
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On This Day - Vulcan crash 14 Oct 1975424 viewsTimes of Malta headline.

Full story here (from 2010)
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On This Day 422 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 1950s342 viewsWith my parents Olive and Len Reed.

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Birzebuggia Xmas party c1952296 viewsMe in plaits. 'Waiters' in uniform.

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Bridesmaid248 viewsAs bridesmaid at a family friend Wren's wedding Kalafrana 1950s.

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Leonard Reed220 viewsMy father Len Reed in the garden at St George, Pretty Bay c1951.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon227 viewsMy father Leonard Reed second from right c1951.

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Mess Ball - Hal Far?254 viewsMy parents and pals.

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Hal Far - HMS Falcon237 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 - 221 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 1955359 viewsWhen new.Prefect
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HMS Antrim 1973259 viewsPrefect
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HMS Devonshire 1963246 viewsPrefect
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HMS Norfolk 1971232 viewsPrefect
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HMS London 1971238 viewsPrefect
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HMS Roberts 1945354 viewsOhio in background.Prefect
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RFA Cherryleaf 1946250 viewsPrefect
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Timms Family in Malta251 viewsMy mother Hazel Timms with my sister Linda in Malta. c 1955/56.Paul Timms
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Timms family236 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.Timms232 viewsMy father in his whites just before joining Ranpura in 1954Paul Timms
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Eagle & Victorious c1958303 viewsPrefect
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HMS Broadsword 1987273 viewsPrefect
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HMS Falcon Steps - Kalafrana336 viewsThroughout 1944 and early 1945 Dark Blue uniforms had been gradually achieving numerical superiority over their RAF Blue cousins at Hal Far and at sunset on 14 April 1946 the RAF Ensign was lowered. At sunrise of the next day the airfield became Royal Naval Air Station Hal Far and was named HMS Falcon. It remained so until 1967.
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HMS Dalrymple 1962256 viewsPrefect
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HMS Owen 1953252 viewsRFA War Hindoo right.Prefect
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HMS Dampier 1948281 viewsPrefect
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Pietà Creek early 1950s371 viewsRASC Launches Dovey & Call Boy and RFA Nasprite.2 commentsPrefect
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