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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Amethyst 1949436 viewsLieut Cdr J S Kerans, DSO, RN. At Malta on the way home from the Yangtse Incident.
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LST Empire Gaelic 1956421 viewsAnd Empire Parkeston.Prefect
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RFA Wave Sovereign 1947401 viewsPrefect
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White Rocks - St Patrick's577 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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HMS Bulawayo2466 viewsNordmark (later Northmark) was a former German Navy fast fleet oiler which was allocated to the Royal Navy by the Inter-Allied Repatriations Commission when British forces entered Copenhagen on 9 May 1945. Cost of conversion to RFA standards was considered prohibitive, so she remained RN. Carried out trials of the abeam method. The Bulawayo Cup was presented to ships on the Mediterranean Station which displayed the most conspicuous efficiency in Replenishment at Sea.
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HMS Eagle517 views© IWM (FL 10443)Prefect
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Corradino Canteen907 viewsOpened 1897, closed 1968. Damaged by bombing and only partly rebuilt. (As was). Once had 38 snooker tables, 200 seat restaurant and 1000 seat theatre. Continued as a trade school until demolished in 1975 to make way for the new dock.2 commentsPrefect
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Assault Course491 viewsAt Ghajn Tuffieha Camp 1960s.Prefect
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St Patrick's Barracks507 viewsCompleted 1939. Handed over to AFM 1971-2.Prefect
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St George's Bay ©512 viewsMilitary bathing facilities.Prefect
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HMS Battleaxe ©449 viewsPrefect
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St Elmo Breakwater621 viewsRemaining breakwater span being removed by floating crane, CLIV(e) on 5th October 1955. Google the new bridge span built in 2012.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946616 viewsFormer P&O liner, then AMC and from 1943 a repair ship. Resident of Lazaretto Creek until replaced by Ausonia in 1958.Prefect
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RFA Sea Salvor466 viewsHastening to the aid of Star of Malta July 29 1955.Prefect
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Msida Creek 1960s ©665 viewsWith HMS Miner VI at the Torpedo Depot.1 commentsPrefect
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Forth at Home 1960 ©575 views7 commentsPrefect
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Lazaretto Creek c1960 ©573 viewsAusonia, Messina, Broadsword & Fighter.Prefect
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Ancient 1948468 viewsBuilt 1915 as Veteran. Renamed 1918. Based Malta until sold in 1953.Prefect
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Pieta Creek c1960 ©452 viewsFort Duquesne, Brown Ranger, RASC Launches.Prefect
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Harbour Launch ©471 viewsAnd Visitors, Sliema Creek.Prefect
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HMS Hermes ©485 viewsGrand Harbour 1966 or 67 according to my late Father's notes on
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Chris Howells
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Malta Story 1953345 viewsPrefect
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Malta Story 1953362 viewsPrefect
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Malta Story 1953403 viewsPrefect
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Malta Story 1953327 viewsPrefect
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HMS Glasgow478 viewsBefore 1957. Nice view of Tigne.Prefect
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HMS Vanguard601 viewsHopefully going astern.7 commentsPrefect
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HMS Woolwich 1948462 viewsDestroyer Depot ShipPrefect
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HMS Manxman368 viewsUndated but probably wartime, or possibly paying off 1953.Prefect
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RFA Wave Chief412 viewsPrefect
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