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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Wilkeston519 viewsPrefect
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RFA Nasprite 1947405 viewsPrefect
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HMS Nubian & RMAS Director611 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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HMS Glamorgan463 views©Chris Howell CollectionPrefect
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HMS London Departs558 views1 April 1979
Waved off by President & Mrs Buttiġieġ.
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HMS Turpin Departs588 viewsThe last station submarine left on 9 November 1964 to the strains of Auld Lang Syne.Prefect
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The Torpedo Depot, Msida Creek918 viewsOriginally built in 1855 as the P&O Coal Stores, the Depot closed in 1964 having looked after the sweepers in its final years.Prefect
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LST Empire Skua 1964493 viewsBuilt Yarrows, Esquimalt as LST 3517,1945. Renamed HMS St. Nazaire 1947. Brought out of mothballs for Suez 1956 under War Office as Empire Skua managed by Atlantic Steam and later BI. Scrapped La Spezia 1968.Prefect
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LST Evan Gibb 1957454 viewsBuilt Fairfield as LST 3037 1945. To War Office 1946 renamed Evan Gibb. Managed by Atlantic Steam and later BI. Scrapped La Spezia 1963.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura610 viewsPaid off in November 1958 after five years on station, mostly in Lazaretto Creek, though on this occasion she was in Grand Harbour.Prefect
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A well stocked Sliema Creek604 viewsphillrose
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Careful with my new staff car!497 viewsPrefect
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A better shot of Lion in Marsamxett503 viewsPrefect
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RFA Blue Ranger 1948453 viewsEspecially for Phill.1 commentsPrefect
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RFA Spabrook 1948398 viewsSupplying water.Prefect
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Qrendi Camp ©581 viewsRest Camp June 1952Jeanette
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Cleopatra ©882 viewsLeaving for Istanbul 21 July 1952 (stern of Gambia leaving for home)Jeanette
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Royal Naval Hospital Bighi768 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 Naiad652 viewsCorradino Canteen left.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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The last warships depart.631 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 ©875 viewsFrom 1969 - 1973, the last RN ship at Malta. Replaced by RMAS Garganey.
©Chris Howell Collection.
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HMS Lion off Fort Manoel741 viewsProbably 1962.3 commentsPrefect
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HMS Victorious 1958626 views2 commentsPrefect
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RNVR Fireflies over Hal Far 1954821 viewsPrefect
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The Families Return 1972528 viewsPrefect
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HMS Girdle Ness 1959520 viewsReceiving a Seaslug missile from RFA Retainer.
© IWM (A 34233)
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Royal Visit to Gozo 1967471 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 Gozo467 viewsEmbarking Mgarr November 1967Prefect
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St Angelo 1967553 viewsFort St AngeloMartin Powell
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Admiralty Dredger St. Alban552 views1 commentsPrefect
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Crab Air430 viewsMartin Powell
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USS Liberty 1967496 viewsArriving on June 14 for repair with casualties following the incident.Prefect
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