Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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

 
 

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RFA Blue Ranger 1948410 viewsEspecially for Phill.1 commentsPrefect
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RFA Spabrook 1948352 viewsSupplying water.Prefect
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Qrendi Camp ©522 viewsRest Camp June 1952Jeanette
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Cleopatra ©836 viewsLeaving for Istanbul 21 July 1952 (stern of Gambia leaving for home)Jeanette
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Royal Naval Hospital Bighi708 viewsA museum is being established by MCST.
"Medical History of Royal Naval Hospital in Bighi will be presented in a
museum-like format of exhibition. We are hoping to find any Hospital-
related photos and artefacts. We also very interested in finding some
personal stories, legends and anecdotes about Bighi Hospital."
Prefect will forward contributions, or send direct to elena.yasnetskaya@gov.mt
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HMS Naiad592 viewsCorradino Canteen left.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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The last warships depart.571 viewsThe 7th MCM Squadron leave on 31 March 1969 for reserve at Gibraltar, leaving only HMS Layburn & RFA Sea Salvor.Prefect
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HMS Layburn ©804 viewsFrom 1969 - 1973, the last RN ship at Malta. Replaced by RMAS Garganey.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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HMS Lion off Fort Manoel678 viewsProbably 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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HMS Victorious 1958567 views2 commentsPrefect
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RNVR Fireflies over Hal Far 1954758 viewsPrefect
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The Families Return 1972464 viewsPrefect
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HMS Girdle Ness 1959463 viewsReceiving a Seaslug missile from RFA Retainer.
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Royal Visit to Gozo 1967410 viewsEmbarking Grand Harbour.
In the foreground are members of the Malta Port Division which was temporarily disbanded in March 1972 and finally in January 1979. Servants of Empire.
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Royal Visit to Gozo410 viewsEmbarking Mgarr November 1967Prefect
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St Angelo 1967487 viewsFort St AngeloMartin Powell
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Admiralty Dredger St. Alban473 viewsPrefect
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Crab Air377 viewsMartin Powell
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USS Liberty 1967430 viewsArriving on June 14 for repair with casualties following the incident.Prefect
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USS Nautilus 1960442 views1 commentsPrefect
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HMS Ricasoli 1947 -1958649 viewsSignal training, Cookery, Leadership, Rifle Range, Transit Depot & Lido.
The Army took over the fort but the Lido came under St Angelo.
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Bighi Cot Lift439 viewsBuilt 1903. Damaged WW2 and reopened by Lady Grantham in 1956.Prefect
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H M S LION 1962 ©663 viewsalexander
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HMS Girdle Ness 1961789 viewsGoing home on completion of the Sea Slug trials.
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Forth again511 viewsPrefect
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HMS Lion 1962417 viewsProceeding.Prefect
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HMS Lion 1962408 viewsAnd leaving again.Prefect
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HMS Lion 1962407 viewsUnusually entering Marsamxett.Prefect
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HMS Amethyst 1949419 viewsLieut Cdr J S Kerans, DSO, RN. At Malta on the way home from the Yangtse Incident.
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LST Empire Gaelic 1956403 viewsAnd Empire Parkeston.Prefect
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RFA Wave Sovereign 1947387 viewsPrefect
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White Rocks - St Patrick's553 viewsArmy married quarters overlooking Baħar Iċ-Ċagħaq. After 1979 they became a failed tourist village and are now derelict. There are plans for a sports complex. Squatters camp in foreground.Prefect
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