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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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LST Empire Nordic373 viewsL3026. Built by Blyth Dry Dock & SB Co Ltd 1944. HMS Charger in 1946. Commercial charter to Ministry of Transport. In 1955 it was chartered by the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company for the Transport Ferry Service and named Empire Nordic. Recalled for Suez 1956. In operation until 1966 on a regular service between Tilbury and Antwerp. Broken up in the Far East.Prefect
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LST Empire Baltic348 viewsLST 3519. Built by Canadian Vickers Ltd, Montreal. 1945. Commercial charter to Ministry of Transport. Named Empire Baltic. In 1946 chartered by the Atlantic Steam Navigation Company for the Transport Ferry Service. Recalled for Suez 1956. Sold Italy 1962 and scrapped La Spezia.Prefect
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LST Empire Shearwater344 viewsLST 3033. Built by Williams Pickersgill & Sons Ltd, Sunderland 1945. AA firing ship in 1950/51. Empire Shearwater in 1956. Scrapped Terneuzan 1962.Prefect
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Kalafrana & Hal Far 1958447 viewsPrefect
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USN Cougars over Marsaxlokk 1958368 viewsWikipediaPrefect
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12th. Suffolk283 viewsMalta Garrison
The Old Dozen
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11th. Devonshire274 viewsMalta Garrison
The Bloody Eleventh
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10th. Lincolnshire250 viewsMalta Garrison
The Poachers. The Yellow Bellies
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9th. Norfolk263 viewsMalta Garrison
The Fighting Ninth. The Holy Boys.
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HMS Cassandra 1963415 views1 commentsPrefect
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Sea Giant332 viewsAt Malta 1955 - 1965.Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal 1977542 viewsPrefect
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RAF 60ft General Service Pinnace Mk.II 1366 686 views © Edgar Vella. Marsamxett about 1968.
More about them here.
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My Little Boat428 viewsPieta Creek with RASC Launches beyond.Prefect
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HMS Bermuda434 views1 commentsPrefect
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HMNZS Royalist625 viewsPrefect
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HMS Cheviot 1953396 viewsPassing White Star Line Britannic which seems to be off her beaten track.Prefect
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HMS Charity 1949538 viewsPrefect
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HMS Carron 1959620 viewsPrefect
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HMS Caprice 1959561 viewsPrefect
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HMAFV Bridport 1955646 viewsIn 1946 the RAF took over two Bangor class Minesweepers, HMS Bridport and Bridlington, they became H.M.A.F.V's,[Her Majesty's Airforce Vessel's]. These vessels were operated,home and overseas on long range weapons and sonar bouy recovery amongst other duties, until 1958 when both were scrapped. Prefect
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8th. King's (Liverpool)296 viewsMalta Garrison
The Leather Hats
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7th. Royal Fusiliers (City of London)558 viewsMalta Garrison
The Elegant Extracts
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6th. Royal Warwickshire265 viewsMalta Garrison
The Saucy Sixth
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5th. Northumberland Fusiliers370 viewsMalta Garrison
The Fighting Fifth. Old & Bold
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4th. King's Own (Royal Lancaster)262 viewsMalta Garrison. Cholera 1865.
Barrell's Blues. The Lions. "The King's, the Queens, the Royal Marines, the Tangerines."
Regimental Museum
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3rd. The Buffs (Royal East Kent)275 viewsMalta GarrisonPrefect
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2nd. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey)259 views Malta Garrison
Kirke's Lambs
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1st. Royal Scots289 viewsMalta Garrison
Pontius Pilate's Bodyguard
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Final Commando Parade407 views16 March 1977 at St Andrew's when 41 CDO Group trooped the Colour before the Colonel Commandant, Earl Mountbatten. Thereafter one company group, based at Luqa, remained to cover the final withdrawal in 1979.
Royal Marines in Malta
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Salerno Company 41 CDO RM383 viewsLeaving St Angelo to embark in Sir Lancelot.Prefect
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Auld Lang Syne 30 March 1979410 viewsFrom Navy News via this recommended site - Royal Marines in Malta.Prefect
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