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Tal-Ħandaq Nostalgia

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


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HMS Amethyst 1949422 viewsLieut Cdr J S Kerans, DSO, RN. At Malta on the way home from the Yangtse Incident.
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LST Empire Gaelic 1956406 viewsAnd Empire Parkeston.Prefect
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RFA Wave Sovereign 1947390 viewsPrefect
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White Rocks - St Patrick's560 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 Bulawayo2452 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 Eagle503 views© IWM (FL 10443)Prefect
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Corradino Canteen888 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 Course474 viewsAt Ghajn Tuffieha Camp 1960s.Prefect
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St Patrick's Barracks492 viewsCompleted 1939. Handed over to AFM 1971-2.Prefect
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St George's Bay ©495 viewsMilitary bathing facilities.Prefect
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HMS Battleaxe ©436 viewsPrefect
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St Elmo Breakwater604 viewsThe surviving bridge span being removed by floating crane, CLIVE, Wednesday, October 5, 1955.Prefect
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HMS Ranpura 1946602 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 Salvor452 viewsHastening to the aid of Star of Malta July 29 1955.Prefect
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Msida Creek 1960s ©650 viewsWith HMS Miner VI at the Torpedo Depot.1 commentsPrefect
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Forth at Home 1960 ©556 views7 commentsPrefect
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Lazaretto Creek c1960 ©553 viewsAusonia, Messina, Broadsword & Fighter.Prefect
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Ancient 1948454 viewsBuilt 1915 as Veteran. Renamed 1918. Based Malta until sold in 1953.Prefect
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Pieta Creek c1960 ©439 viewsFort Duquesne, Brown Ranger, RASC Launches.Prefect
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Harbour Launch ©457 viewsAnd Visitors, Sliema Creek.Prefect
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HMS Hermes ©474 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 1953332 viewsPrefect
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Malta Story 1953351 viewsPrefect
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HMS Glasgow463 viewsBefore 1957. Nice view of Tigne.Prefect
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HMS Vanguard579 viewsHopefully going astern.7 commentsPrefect
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HMS Woolwich 1948447 viewsDestroyer Depot ShipPrefect
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HMS Manxman355 viewsUndated but probably wartime, or possibly paying off 1953.Prefect
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RFA Wave Chief399 viewsPrefect
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