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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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Final Commando Parade431 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.
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Salerno Company 41 CDO RM404 viewsLeaving St Angelo to embark in Sir Lancelot.Prefect
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Auld Lang Syne 30 March 1979437 viewsFrom Navy News via this recommended site - Royal Marines in Malta.Prefect
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Lascaris Tunnel from "The Ditch" ©454 viewsPrefect
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Lascaris Comcen ©673 viewsMemoirs of an Inmate.
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HAFMED440 viewsNato HQ opened in 1953 and closed rather suddenly in 1971.
NATO UNCLAS
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NAAFI HQ432 viewsBuilt 1949 at Flagstone Wharf, Marsa.Prefect
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Blue Ranger for Sea 1952 ©575 views Captain H W Flint RFA does the Boyhood of Raleigh.phillrose
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The Dockyard 1954530 viewsPrefect
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NATO Exercise Sliema Creek 1956528 viewsAnd Manxman.Prefect
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ANZAC DAY 1953596 viewsThe Honourable Miss Mabel Strickland chats with Flight Lieutenant John Britten RAAF.
Lots more here.
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RAAF airmen at the Ferry 1952-54.447 viewsLots more here.Prefect
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Passing the Mail434 viewsEuryalus - Vigo 1952
Illustrated London News
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Dolphin & Eagle353 viewsFinal edition.Prefect
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HMAS Vengeance 1955445 viewsAnd probably Freshspring.
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See Freshspring now.
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HMS Ark Royal 1955614 viewsCC License-FlickrPrefect
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HMS Ranpura 1958473 viewsHer bell is at a church in Plymstock, here.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1958511 viewsGoing home.1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ranpura 1953376 viewsPrefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946423 viewsPrefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946353 viewsPrefect
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HMS Hermes 1962513 viewsPrefect
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New Memorial to Op Pedestal395 viewsPhoto MoD Crown Copyright.Prefect
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HMS Dunkirk502 viewsPrefect
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HMS Tally-Ho 1957563 viewsPrefect
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Another bomb scare at the Law Courts353 viewsPrefect
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St Andrew's Handed Over434 viewsOctober 1977Prefect
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HMS Ark Royal426 viewsDeparting to the sound of "Sailing" in November 1977 on what turned out to be her penultimate visit.Prefect
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HMS Falcon Guard 1948587 viewsAt Kalafrana with Lt. Forte for Rear-Admiral The Earl Mountbatten of Burma.Prefect
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The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)680 viewsBeing inspected by the Governor General, Sir Maurice Dorman in 1966.
"In 1966 the security situation in Aden deteriorated and reinforcement companies of the Loyals were rotated from Malta, and the following year the Lancashires played a distinguished part in the difficult final months of the bitter anti-terrorist campaign, amassing more operational awards there than any other unit."
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Shackleton AEW2422 viewsPrefect
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HMS Euryalus 1950772 views1 commentsDavid Woolfenden
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