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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Royal Visit to RFA Mounts Bay © 384 viewsReportPrefect
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RFA Mounts Bay1458 viewsAs part of Royal Navy's Cougar-12 deployment, together with HMS Illustrious, HMS Bulwark, HMS Northumberland, HMS Montrose and MV Hartland Point. Prefect
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HMS Illustrious today416 viewsPicture - Noel Psaila mynews@timesofmalta.comPrefect
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HMS Blake 1961441 viewsPrefect
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Hell Boats1793 views2 commentsPrefect
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Hell Boats 1970755 viewsThe Movie

Watch HERE
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HSL 107665 views © IWM (CM 4310). Returning to base at Ta' Veccia, St Paul's Bay.Prefect
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RAF Seaplane Tender 1943511 viewsEscort for VIPs (including Monty) visiting new US Airfield in Gozo.
From this book.
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RAF HSL 107 1941-2663 viewsat full speed in St Paul's Bay at nearly 40 knots.
From this book.
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LST Empire Nordic413 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 Baltic398 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 Shearwater379 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 1958503 viewsPrefect
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USN Cougars over Marsaxlokk 1958413 viewsWikipediaPrefect
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12th. Suffolk313 viewsMalta Garrison
The Old Dozen
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11th. Devonshire303 viewsMalta Garrison
The Bloody Eleventh
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10th. Lincolnshire281 viewsMalta Garrison
The Poachers. The Yellow Bellies
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9th. Norfolk289 viewsMalta Garrison
The Fighting Ninth. The Holy Boys.
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HMS Cassandra 1963454 views1 commentsPrefect
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Sea Giant361 viewsAt Malta 1955 - 1965.Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal 1977583 viewsPrefect
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RAF 60ft General Service Pinnace Mk.II 1366 721 views © Edgar Vella. Marsamxett about 1968.
More about them here.
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My Little Boat471 viewsPieta Creek with RASC Launches beyond.Prefect
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HMS Bermuda463 views1 commentsPrefect
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HMNZS Royalist657 viewsPrefect
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HMS Cheviot 1953462 viewsPassing White Star Line Britannic which seems to be off her beaten track.Prefect
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HMS Charity 1949568 viewsPrefect
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HMS Carron 1959652 viewsPrefect
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HMS Caprice 1959590 viewsPrefect
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HMAFV Bridport 1955684 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)323 viewsMalta Garrison
The Leather Hats
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7th. Royal Fusiliers (City of London)595 viewsMalta Garrison
The Elegant Extracts
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